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Reuben B. Vollmer

Reuben B. Vollmer, age 82 of Midland, SD, died Monday, January 18, 2010, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Reuben Vollmer was born in 1927 on the family homestead in rural Mellette County near White River, SD. He graduated from the eighth grade from a county school located on the White River.

He married Iris Krogman on September 5, 1948, at Murdo. He lived in Mellette County, Murdo, rural White Lake, Midland, Philip and Philip Nursing Home.

Reuben owned and operated Vollmer Trucking, Vollmer Auctioneer, Vollmer Custom Combining and Vollmer Real Estate. He also managed his farm ground. He was a talented musician and played at many dances around the area. He was a long-time member of the Midland Volunteer Fire Department and the Trinity Lutheran Church of Midland. Throughout his life he was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and strangers alike. He maintained his wonderful sense of humor and always had a good joke to tell with a smile on his face.

Survivors include his loving companion, Fern Konst; daughter, Joyce Williamson and her husband, Greg, of Rapid City; two sons, Reuben Vollmer, Jr. and his wife, Pat, of Midland and Charlie Vollmer and his wife, Patti; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Carolina (Buxcel) Vollmer, four sisters, eight brothers and his wife.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no funeral. A memorial service was conducted at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Friday, January 22, 2010.

The family requests no memorials be sent to the family. Anyone wanting to make donations in memory of Reuben B. Vollmer, please send them directly to the Midland Senior Citizen Center.

He was a wonderful man. "Dad. Dad. No Response. Gone but not Forgotten."