Vivian Volkmann

Vivian Volkmann
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Vivian Ida Maude Volkmann, nee Corpstein, 91, of Belleville, IL, born November 16, 1928, in Mascoutah, IL, died Sunday, June 21, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. Volkmann was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.  She enjoyed traveling and loved spending time with family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorraine Volkmann, whom she married on May 2, 1948, and who died on June 24, 2009; a daughter, Sharon Volkmann; a son, Kevin Volkmann;  her parents, Oswald A. and Lena, nee Mueller, Corpstein; a sister, Gloria Hindermann; a brother in infancy, Orion Corpstein; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Surviving are two sons, Keith (Vikki) Volkmann of Swansea, IL, Gregory (Ceely) Volkmann of Belleville, IL;
two godchildren, Larry Dauphin and Diane Hassebrock;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ron (Kathy) Volkmann, Audrey Hassebrock, and Dorothy (Wally) Weik;
nieces, nephews, and cousins;
and dear friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to their friend and caregiver, Tiggre Hudson.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, or to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2020, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines will be in place upon entrance.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Pastor Chris Spelbring officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.




7 Comments on Vivian Volkmann

Beth (Rensing) Fanning said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2020 at 7:06 AM

Keith, Greg and families, I was so sorry to read of your Mom's passing. I don't know if you remember me or not but we played together as kids. I remember your Mom always taking her walks around the block. She always had a smile. Such a nice lady. I am truly sorry for your loss. Beth (Betsy)

  • IL
Pam (Hawthorne) Bitters said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2020 at 2:24 PM

Keith & Vikki and Greg & Ceely: So sorry to hear of Vivian's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your Mom was always happy and smiling when we saw her. She's back with your Dad now and happy I'm sure! Take care and sorry we couldn't make the visitation, but you were in our thoughts. Bob and Pam Bitters

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Rita Bauer and Chris Toles said : Guest Report Jun 26, 2020 at 1:44 PM

Please accept our condolences, Greg and Ceely. We're thinking of you!

  • Corvallis
  • Oregon
marcella Stauder said : Guest Report Jun 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM

Greg and Ceely, so sorry for the loss of your mother. Peace and prayers.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Kathleen (Hund) Engen said : Guest Report Jun 25, 2020 at 9:16 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathy to the family of Vivian, I remember her as such a sweet person. Her father, "Ozzie" worked with my Dad for the city of Mascoutah. He and Lena were good, kind folks. Ozzie would always wave to the kids from his red tractor on the way back to the city garage - always smiling and as happy as could be! They were so proud of your Mom. They were just an awesome yet humble family - treasure them always! I will keep you in my prayers even though our paths have never crossed. God Bless!

  • Cedar Rapids
  • IA
Teresa Morrison said : Guest Report Jun 23, 2020 at 6:25 PM

So sorry for your loss Greg and family. Vivian was a very sweet woman the few times I met her. Always a smile on her face. I know you will miss her dearly. Prayers for your family through this difficult time.

  • Aledo
  • TX
Karlene said : Guest Report Jun 23, 2020 at 4:24 AM

Sincere condolences Keith & Gregory & your family. Words are never adequate in moments like these, but I want to let you know your Mom will be fondly remembered. May the love of family & friends comfort you in the days ahead.

  • Belleville
  • Il

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