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Obituary: Steven James Volkmann, 36, West Bend

The 36-year-old West Bend man injured last Tuesday while working at a manufacturing company in Mequon has died.
Police said Steven Volkmann was operating a machine at Carlson Tool on W. Pioneer Road when first responders were called. Volkmann was hospitalized. His family said he was removed from life support on Thursday.

Steven James Volkmann, 36, of West Bend passed away unexpectedly on March 17, 2016. Steve was born on March 15, 1980 to Steven and Gail (nee Godersky) in San Diego, CA. Steve was united in marriage with Zoila (nee Baltazar-Reyes) on November 27, 1998.


Steve was a Machine Operator at Carlson Tool & Manufacturing. He enjoyed sports (especially the Packers), playing golf with his Uncle Bob, fishing, talking politics, and playing video games with his daughter Stephanie. He was a handyman who could fix anything. Steve took great pride in his garden and flowers. Above all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving Husband and Papa.



Steve is survived by his wife of 18 years Zoila: his eleven year old daughter Stephanie: father Steven (Sharon) Volkmann: brother Paul Volkmann: nephew Nolan: Uncle and best friend Bob (Cristie) Volkmann, uncles Bill Volkmann, Jerry (Carron) Godersky and Tom DeBroux : aunts Donna (Don) Greiveldinger, Carla (Jeff) Leak and Paula (Kevin Schoeder) Freemen: cousin and best friend Shawn Scheftgen: sister-in-law Ana (John) Gesell: brother-in-law Fernando (Carmen) Diaz: mother-in-law “Mami” Zoila Reyes. Steven is further survived by many other brothers and sisters-in-law and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his mother Gail (nee Godersky) Volkmann and aunt Geralyn Godersky.


A Funeral Service to honor Steve’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:30 PM at the Eernisse Funeral Home (1167 Washington Ave. Cedarburg, WI 53012) with Father Enrique Hernandez officiating. Visitation will take place from 2:30 PM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the family.



The family would like to extend a special thank you to the first responders, Mequon Rescue, Columbia St. Mary’s and the staff at Froedtert Hospital for all the care, compassion and dedication they provided Steve.

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