In Memory of

Nicholas 'Nick' Volkert

November 1, 1988 - July 16, 2014
Nicholas Dean Volkert, the son of Carolyn (Mitchell) Wright and Larry Volkert, was born November 1, 1988, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Quimby, IA, where he attended River Valley School until his junior year. He graduated from Washington High School in Cherokee in 2007. Nick loved being outdoors, whether it was fishing, golfing, playing disc golf, or tinkering with cars. He enjoyed participating in and watching demolition derby. He had a passion for people and life, and was known to have a great sense of humor. He enjoyed his position as a maintenance mechanic at Tyson Foods in Cherokee. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Erma and Alvin Volkert of Quimby; his maternal grandfather, Ira Mitchell; two aunts, Terri Volkert and Cathie Williams. Grateful to have shared his life are his parents, Larry Volkert of Quimby, and Carolyn and Phil Wright of Cherokee; his siblings: Chad and Kendra Mitchell of Cherokee, Cory Volkert and fiance Dianna Lai of Storm Lake, IA, Alex Volkert, Cally Mitchell , and Dusty Jo Wright, all of Cherokee; his nieces and nephews: LaKynn, Brailynn and Camden Mitchell, Bensley Volkert and Quinton Volkert; maternal grandmother Delora Mitchell of Washta; other family and numerous friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Jamie Smith Jerry Flewelling Todd Booher Danny Dalton Miles Zollman Dave Cain Joe Luellen
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Monday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Monday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 7 P.M. prayer service on Monday night at the funeral home.
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Friday, July 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My care,sympathy and prayerful support accompany you in this time of family shock,loss and grief. May Nick rest now in an Eternal Peace. ”
- Fr. Gene E. Sitzmann
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathy to your family in this hard time. I remember hanging out at your house in Washta and babysitting Nick. I haven't seen him since he was a kid but I do remember your family. Prayers are with you.”
- Kim Grzeslo (Kabisch)
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“shared many moments together part of my heart went with you only deceo you are well miss you”
- Millie
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“May God comfort you in the time of your sorrow.”
- Dale and Betty Zupp
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Praying for comfort and peace for you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
- Audrey Page
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“May God comfort you all, you all have my deepest sympathy”
- michele boomgaarden (zac,cobi,tia wildes mom)
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Carolyn: sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers go out to you and yours.”
- Mary Morris
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all”
- James and Karmen Hodgdon& family
Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Carolyn and family, my prayers and thoughts are with u all.”
- Nita Stieneke
Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Im sorry for your loss.He will be sadly missed by all who knew him or worked with him.Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys”
- Melissa Eberly
Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathies go out to Larry and Carolyn, and the whole family. I can remember babysitting him when he was just a baby. Praying that time heals your loss.”
- Debie Dalton Stevenson
Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My heart goes out for the family and all his dear friends
missed by many, praying for comfort”
- Denita Paulsen
Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Friday, July 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about your loss of Nicholas. My thoughts and prays go out to you. ”
- Lindsay M Pelletier (Wright)
Friday, July 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Are prayers are with you”
- mike and ann wright and family
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