Virginia M. Volk, 87, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake, in the loving care of her family and Altru Hospice.
Virginia M. Volk, 87, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake, in the loving care of her family and Altru Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake on Monday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. with burial in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, next Sunday, Oct. 7 from 3 until 5 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 5 p.m. Visitation on Monday, Oct. 8 will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass. Virginia was born on Dec. 24, 1930, on the home farm, near Maza, ND, to John and Anna (Stadleberger) Elsperger. She attended a country school at Maza and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Devils Lake in 1948. Shortly after graduating, she went to work for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as a long distance operator. Virginia was united in marriage to Leo M. Volk on Oct, 24, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. They established their home on a farm East of Webster, ND, where they lived, worked and raised their family for the next 38 years. In 1991, Virginia and Leo purchased a home in Devils Lake. Starting in 1993, Virginia worked as a co-manager of the Seconds Count Thrift Store for the next seven years. Leo died on Dec. 11, 2005. Virginia continued to make her home in Devils Lake. Virginia was an active member of St. Joseph Church, the Altar Society and St. Jude’s Circle. She faithfully gave her time to Eucharistic Adoration and the Prayer Tree, where she had 10,432 entries in her book of prayers. She enjoyed membership in the American Legion Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary and served as president of each organization. Virginia and Leo enjoyed gardening and graciously and kindly shared their abundant produce with family and friends. Even in her last year, she insisted on having a tomato and green pepper plant in pots near her apartment. Virginia was a treasure. She was always sharing jokes with her doctors until the end. When asked how she was feeling, she always responded, “I’m not dancing yet”. Virginia will be greatly missed by her dear family and friends. Virginia is survived by; her daughter, Tamara Volk (John Kelly) of Oakland, Calif., and Kelly Volk (Dan) Kirk of Plymouth, Minn.; grandchildren, Galen Kelly, Pamela Myhre, Jacquelyn Myhre; brother, Joe (Sally) Elsperger of Bath, SD; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by; her parents; her husband, Leo; sisters, Ann Thomas and Agnes Ebel; brothers, John Elsperger, Roman Elsperger and Robert Elsperger. Casket Bearers will be Dick Elsperger, Daniel Kirk, Mike Frelich, Terry Wallace and Duane Volk. Honorary Bearers will be Dolores Hertl, Jenny Pulst, Colleen Eresman and Phyllis Lovejoy. Reading the Scriptures will be Kelly Kirk and Tamara Volk; Gift Bearers will be Pamela Myhre, Jacquelyn Myhre and Galen Kelly.