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Dolores J. Volk

Dolores J. “Dee” Volk, 85, of Tuscola, formerly of Pesotum, IL, passed away at 8:22 p.m., Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, IL

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 17, 2020 at the Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, 201 East Van Allen Street, Tuscola, IL with Father Angel Sierra as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Tuscola Township Cemetery.

A Rosary was recited at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 16, 2020 with visitation following from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL

The family requests that everyone attending please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Dolores was born on July 12, 1935 in Pesotum, IL, the daughter of Walter and Helen Nofftz Wishall. She married Raymond Joseph Volk on February 10, 1954 at St. Joseph’s Church, Pesotum, IL. He preceded her in death on November 24, 2017.

Survivors include her children: David (Sandra) Volk of Oakland, Diane Pohlig of Tuscola, Barbara (William) Wood of Bentonville, AR, Ellen Volk and Rosemary Volk of Litchfield Park, AZ and Gary Volk of Dripping Springs, TX, 6 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law: Tim Pohlig, sisters: Dorothy Link and Mildred Gates and brother: Robert Wishall.

Dolores and her husband farmed in the Pesotum area for over 45 years.  She retired from Carle Hospital in Urbana. Dolores was a member of the Forty Martyrs Catholic Church. She enjoyed flower gardening, bird watching, reading and spending time with her many family members.

Memorials are suggested to Forty Martyrs Catholic Church.

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