John Vollmer went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2018
was born on February 26, 1940 in Stamford, SD to Jake and
Annie Vollmer. John
is survived by his wife Linda, daughter Verna and
worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for 30 years and
retired from Detroit Dam as a Power Plant Operator.
During retirement he kept busy rebuilding cars for
missionaries and pastors.
Later he and Linda managed a small RV park in West
Yellowstone for 13 summers.
He loved people and loved to travel.
He was active in woodworking and enjoyed teaching
others, especially grandchildren and other young people how to
make things. One
of his favorite skills that he enjoyed passing on to
youngsters was turning pens on a wood lathe.
was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his siblings Dorthy, Garold, Gladys,
Lloyd, Kelvin and first wife Leota.
was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Vicky, and
memorial service will be held on Monday, April 16 at 11:00
a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 4197 State Street, Salem, OR
97301. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International or
Salem Right to Life.