John Volk

July 30, 1933 ~ May 18, 2016 (age 82)

John A. Volk of Blanford, Indiana

Age:  82

Time of Death:  9:39 PM

Date of Death: May 18, 2016

Place of Death: Residence

Date of Birth:  July 30, 1933

Place of Birth: Blanford, Indiana

Parents: Michael Volk and Helen Malag Volk

Employment: U.S. Steel in Gary, Indiana 33 years.

Memberships: Sacred Heart Church, Charter Member - Knights of Columbus – Council 9441, Clinton, where John was instrumental in the initial charter of the Edward T. O’Meara Council 9441.  He served as Grand Knight for many terms.  American Legion Post 140 – Clinton, Indiana serving as Chaplin for several years. 

Military Service:  Retired from U.S. Navy after 21 years

Marriage Date:  June 5, 1954 to Margaret Buchko

Preceded in Death by:


Infant son: John Michael (1956)


Wife: Margaret Volk of Blanford, Indiana

4 Sons; John Volk (Tracie) of Blanford, Indiana

             Michael Volk of Indianapolis, Indiana

             Ronald Volk (Colleen) of Lehigh Acres, Florida

             Kenneth Volk (Lisa) of Hillsboro, Indiana

3 Daughters; Michelle Gilbert (Charles) Fulshear, Texas

                      Karen Girton (Alan) of Terre Haute, Indiana

                      Deborah Myers (Michael) of Clinton, Indiana

17 Grandchildren

15 Great grandchildren

1 Brother; Joseph Volk of Clinton, Indiana

Several nieces, nephews and cousins


Service Time: Prayer service at Giovanini Funeral Home at 10:30 Saturday, May 21, 2016 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church at 11:00 AM

Service Date: May 21, 2016

Service Place: Sacred Heart Church, Clinton, Indiana

Minister:  Father Varghese Maliakkal

Place of Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Clinton, Indiana

Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday at Giovanini Funeral Home, Clinton, Indiana

Special Notes:   Rosary recited at 7:30 PM, Friday. May 20, 2016

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