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Richard F. "Dick-Uncle Sonny" Volp Jr.

Died: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Age: 96
Richard F. “Dick-Uncle Sonny” Volp Jr., 96, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan.15, 2013.

Dick was born on July 4, 1916, in Eureka, son of Richard Sr. and Anna Nordhaus Volp, and his step-mom Louise Franzen Volp. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater, earning the Bronze Star in the battle of Layette and he was stationed in Japan when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

Survivors include his loving wife Audrey; his six siblings, Bernice (Marvin) Nussbaumer, Marie Perkins, Barbara Hoppe, Gertrude (Herman) Muchnick, Jerome Volp and Robert Volp; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, Jan.19, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge, with the Rev. Michael Betley officiating. Military honors conducted by VFW Post 3153 and American Legion Post 128 follow the mass. Burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Stockbridge. Visitation at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the name of Dick Volp.

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