DR. LELAND “LEE” JULIUS ALBERT VOLKER
Dr. Lee Volker, 79, of Walton, Nebraska passed away at home late Friday, March 11, 2022. Lee was born on October 24, 1942 in Humboldt, Nebr. to Lawrence and Lenora (Koehler) Volker. The eldest of five siblings, Lee grew up on his family’s farm near Humboldt and was baptized and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church.
He graduated from Johnson High School and was the first in his family to attend college at The University of Nebraska where he received a Bachelor’s in Dairy Science. He received his Master’s of Science in Dairy Husbandry Management from the University of Missouri and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.
Lee is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jeanette Volker of Walton; children: Neil Volker and wife Erika of Papillion, Neb.; Stacy Wilson and husband Jeff of Ridgewood, N.J.; grandchildren: Reagan Volker of Papillion; Tate and Thayer Wilson of Ridgewood, N.J; brothers: Ken Volker and wife Janet of Ft. Meyers, Florida; Keith Volker and wife Susan of Lincoln, Nebr.; sister: Carlene Falos and husband Bob of Lincoln; sisters-in-law: Brenda Volker of Webster, Fla.; Susan Kreifels of Olathe, Kansas; Karlyn Hake of Wichita, Kan.; brothers-in-law: Les Hake and wife Teresa of Grand Island, Nebr.; Lawrence Hake; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Lenora Volker, his brother Merlin Volker, and nephew Brice Volker.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 19, 2022 with lunch at Sheridan Lutheran Church in Lincoln. Pastor Greg Bouvier officiated. Visitation was at Roper and Sons Midtown Chapel, 4300 O Street Lincoln, Nebraska. Interment was Saturday, March 19, 2022 at St. James Lutheran Church/Long Branch Cemetery, Humboldt.
Memorial donations are suggested to Food Bank of Lincoln, Bridges to Hope and University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine. Additional life information and online condolences at www.roperandsons.com.