Henry L Volkening

Visitation: Friday, December 21st, 2012 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Country Evangelical Covenant Church and Saturday, December 22, 2012 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at Country Evangelical Covenant Church, 43W510 McDonald Rd. Campton Hills, IL 60124

Service: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Country Evangelical Covenant Church, 43W510 McDonald Rd. Campton Hills, IL 60124

Burial Location: Union Cemetery, Burlington, IL


Henry Lafayette Volkening was called home to be with Jesus on the morning of December 19th, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.

The son of Fred and Pearl (Westcott) Volkening, Henry was born August 7th, 1924 in his parents bedroom on the family farm at the crest of the hill on Burlington Road.

Henry married Martha Louise Spangler on October 5th, 1946. Henry and Martha worked the family farm on Burlington Road with their sons and daughter. Henry was an excellent farmer and compassionate dairyman that cared for and treated his animals very well.

After he retired from farming he worked for Curtiss Breeding Services in Elburn and later at the
Merri-Lee Shops in Geneva.

Henry knew and loved Jesus and was a man of conviction. He enjoyed talking with people everywhere, no one was a stranger to him. He always loved a spirited discussion and a challenging game of chess. He had a playful nature and a gentleness of spirit. He will be sorely missed.

Surviving are Henry’s children, John Volkening (JohnMichael Schuh) of Chicago, James (Christy) Volkening of Sugar Grove and Susan Volkening of Burlington; three grand children, Jennifer (Paul) Mulder of Ozark, Missouri, Joshua (Debbie) Volkening of Sugar Grove and Nicholas (Liz) Volkening of North Pole, Alaska; and eleven great grandchildren Elijah, Luke, Grace and Faith Mulder, Annie, Katie, Ethan, Eli, Bethany and Lily Volkening, and Isabelle Volkening.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Martha, his parents, Fred and Pearl, his sisters, Jeanette (Dwight) Faber, Lucille Hampel, Lois Botteron, Hazel Underwager, and Bernice Laceman and his brothers, Everett (Marie) Volkening and Harold Volkening.

Visitation will be 4-8:00 P.M. Friday, December 21, 2012 at Country Evangelical Covenant Church 43W510 McDonald Rd. Campton Hills, IL 60124. A morning Visitation will be held starting at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, at Country Evangelical Covenant Church, followed by Funeral Services at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 22, 2012. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Burlington, IL.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Country Evangelical Covenant Church, 43W510 McDonald Road, Campton Hills, IL 60124.

To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060.


Kathy (Nelson) Hankins from Waverly IL

"Your dad was a special guy with a grin that wrapped around his head! Have wonderful farm memories. God bless you all!"

David and Holly Schuh from Peoria IL

"John, we were saddened to hear of your loss of your father. I hope you take comfort in knowing he lived a full and productive life and he is now with Jesus and his Creator. We will have Henry and the rest of the family in our prayers. We love you all."

Rob Molina from Skokie, Il IL

"John, So sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that your father, you, John and the rest of your family will be in my prayers. Rob"

Carol Buikema from Oak Forest IL

"Prayers of gratitude for the life of Henry and peace for his family."

Denise Grossman from Chicago IL

"John, So sorry for your loss. May God comfort and strengthen you and your family during this time of challenge and loss.

Love and Blessings,

Denise Grossman"





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