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Wilbur Raymond Vollrath

December 18, 1933 — January 8, 2020

Wilbur Raymond Vollrath, 86, of Pilot Grove, Missouri passed away peacefully at Katy Manor in Pilot Grove on January 8, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Wilbur was born December 18, 1933 to Joe and Lorene Stoecklein Vollrath. He married Eunice Mae Knipp on January 11, 1955 at St. Andrew's in Tipton, Missouri. Wilbur attended grade school at St. Martins at Martinsville and graduated from Pilot Grove High School in 1952. He loved to share stories about his life experiences. He spent most of his working career as a carpenter and enjoyed working on his farm. Wood working and restoring tractors were his passions. He was a Pilot Grove volunteer fireman for many years, active in the Pilot Grove Lions Club, was a member of the Pilot Grove City Council and other various church and community organizations. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He enjoyed visits from his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wilbur and Eunice enjoyed traveling and one of the highlights of his travels was his trip to Germany in 2014 to meet his family from his German heritage and to see where his Grandpa Stoecklein was born.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Pete Vollrath; in-laws Oscar and Margaret Knipp, Ken Knipp, Elmer and Sara Miller, Jerry and Charlie Young.

Wilbur is survived by his loving wife, Eunice of the home; children Steve (Susie) Vollrath of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Mark (Linda) Vollrath, Sherry (Mike) Barry, Mary (Gregg) Triebsch all of Pilot Grove. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Joyce Knipp, Janet Young, Barbara Young; brothers James (Joyce), David (Jean), and Donald Vollrath; sister-in-law Johnnie Vollrath; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday, January 11, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove with burial immediately following in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Friday evening at the church with Rosary beginning at 5 PM.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church.


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Rosary beginning at 5 PM.


SERVICES
Visitation

Friday, January 10, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Catholic Church
407 Harris Street
Pilot Grove, Missouri 65276

Rosary beginning at 5 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, January 11, 2020
10:00 AM

St. Joseph Catholic Church
407 Harris Street
Pilot Grove, Missouri 65276

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