US Army COL (Ret) James "Jim" August Volkmann, 92, of Hope Mills, passed away on Tuesday July 27, 2021, at Womack Army Medical Center.
Jim was born in Ladysmith, WI to the late Carl and Hilma Volkmann. He is also preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Perrenot, brother, Robert Volkmann, sister, Gloria Volkmann and his first wife Gwendolyn.
Left to cherish Jim's memory are his wife of 50 years, Sarah; children, Lisa Volkmann (Chris), Pam Mikesell, Steve Perrenot, Jeffrey Volkmann, LuAnne Heins (Dave), Lori Tackett (Pete), and “Willie” Jenny Winters (Craig); grandchildren, Kimberly Perrenot, Stephanie Sansone (Tony), Kyle Mikesell (Brett), Katie Perrenot, Sarah Tackett, Christopher Heins and Jonathan Tackett (Kelly); great-grandchildren, Ava, Reagan, Aubrey, Luke, Mason, Maelyn and Sophie.
Jim attended The University of Wisconsin for undergraduate, Marquette University for Dental School, and The University of Michigan for Masters in Dental Public Health.
Jim’s military commendations include: Army Service Ribbon, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign with 60 devices, Overseas Service Bars (2), Vietnam Service Medal, Legion of Merit.
Jim enjoyed all the family trips taken in our trailer and his hunting trips. Jim loved golfing and collecting logo balls from all the courses he played or drove by. He also liked gardening, building things and travelling. Jim’s grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of his life!
We would like to thank "Mona" for the care she gave Jim over the last couple of years. We appreciate all you did.
We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and everyone in the ER, Step Down Unit, 4 South and ICU at Womack. We appreciate the wonderful care and compassion you showed Jim in the last days of his life. We would also want to thank the doctors and home health providers who have helped him over the years, there are too many to list.
A BIG thank you to Fire Station #24 in Gray’s Creek for their support. When we called, they answered with kindness and compassion.
A memorial service is planned for 4:30 pm on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service. Visitation will follow the service. A private family burial will be conducted at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or the Airborne & Special Operations Museum at www.asomf.org.
Services are entrusted to Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.