Michael W. Volk, 72, of Sioux Falls, died Friday, May 05, 2017 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 10:30AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 6-8PM Monday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Michael Wilbert Volk was born April 23, 1945, at Mitchell to Erwin and Joan (Neises) Volk at Mitchell. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Mitchell in 1963 and was a graduate of Black Hills State University in Spearfish with a degree in Social work. He served in the US Army in Nha Trang, Vietnam and Korea. He had a variety of careers from Publisher of Shopping Guides in California to being a chef in Deadwood. His career ended with working with developmentally disabled adults in the Black Hills. He loved Elvis, the steel ball of a pinball machine, pinochle, fishing, hunting, golfing and bowling. He enjoyed life and lived it to its fullest. He was loyal to his family and helped anyone in need. He was convinced that 75% of most broken items could easily be fixed with duct tape.
He is survived by three children: Deb (Marc) Welch of Brandon; Heidi (Scott) Wevik of Tea; Michael Volk Jr. of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers: Curtis Volk, Boise, ID; Craig Volk, Denver. CO; David Volk, Sioux Falls; and Kevin Volk of Hurley, SD; He was preceded in death by his parents.