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George Volk Jr.

Gunnison and Delta County resident George William Volk Jr. died Dec. 11, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 95.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Paonia with Pastor Jim Jesser officiating. A graveside service will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Paonia Masonic Lodge officiating.

George William Volk Jr. was born on Ragged Mountain March 28, 1922, to George and Marjia (Tezak) Volk. He was a lifetime resident of Ragged Mountain; he rode a horse to the Spring Creek County School House.

On June 26, 1943, he married Margaret Burtard in Bowie. She preceded him in death in 1995. In July 1997, he married Betty Casselberry in Redstone.

Mr. Volk attended the Redstone Church and was a member of the Paonia Masonic Lodge as a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was also a member of the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge, co-founder and first president of Delta County Livestock Association and the founder of Ragged Mountain Water Association. In addition, he was on the Colorado Range Management Committee, the Gunnison County Planning Commission and Outfitter Association.

He enjoyed raising cattle, fishing, hunting, wood working and building furniture, including his homes and lodge.

He is survived by his son, Gary (Gail) Volk of Eckert; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret; his second wife, Betty; his daughter, Margo Keiser; two brothers, Rudy and John Volk; three sisters, Marie Kuykendall, Annie Bear and Francis Gallob; and one granddaughter, Michelle Taylor.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Delta County Livestock Association Scholarship Fund, PO Box 2071, Hotchkiss, CO 81419.

Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Visit the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.

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