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Ervin R. Vollmers Dec. 6, 1922 - Nov. 6, 2008

MORRIS -- Ervin Robert Vollmers, 85, of Morris, formerly of Chokio, died Thursday at the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris.

The service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Dumont.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born on Dec. 6, 1922 in Dollymont Township, Traverse County, to Claus and Sophie (Deede) Vollmers. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school.

He married Bethel Schumacher on Sept. 5, 1943 in Rosholt, S.D. They made their home in Traverse County and moved to Everglade Township in Stevens County where they farmed. In the early 1990s they retired from farming and moved into Morris.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Morris and volunteered for the church.

He is survived by his wife; daughters: DiAnn (and Ron) Jacobson of Crosby, N.D., Ruth (and David C.) Anderson of Chokio; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.