Vere Vollmer |

Vere Vollmer

Vere Vollmer

Vere L. Vollmer died Aug. 29 at Meadow View Manor. He was 89.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City. Burial and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Sept. 24, at New Elm Ridge Cemetery on Kidder Street in Grass Valley, followed by a get together at the American Legion, at the Veteran’s Hall, 255 S. Auburn Street.

Mr. Vollmer was born on Feb. 9, 1919, in New Effington, S.D. He started his career at 17, after graduating from Grass Valley High School. He worked for Grass Valley Laundry where he met Marion Forrest, whom he married after returning from the war. He served in the armed forces during World War II in the Pacific. After the war, he returned to work at Grass Valley Laundry. He later moved to Sacramento to work for Wonder Bread Bakery, where he remained for more than 25 years until his retirement.

Mr. Vollmer joined the American Legion in Grass Valley upon his return from military service, and later became post commander in 1985. He was also a member of the Grass Valley Elks.

Mr. Vollmer was a kind and loving person. He always faced the world with a smile and a sense of humor. He is loved and will be truly missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Vollmer is survived by his sister, Elaine Vollmer Stevens; nephews Michael Lewis, Jerry Lewis and Ronald Vollmer; niece, Patti Painter, and stepsons Fred Niman and Clifford Niman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Vollmer and Kitty Vollmer; stepmother, Ollie Vollmer; brother, Ervin Vollmer; his first wife, Marion Vollmer and second wife, Twila Vollmer.

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