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Frances Volk


                 Frances (Brossart) Volk, daughter of John and Cecelia (Schneider) Brossart was born on August 1, 1921 in the rural Berwick, North Dakota home of her parents.  She went home to the Lord on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby, North Dakota.

                Frances was raised on the family farm and received her education at a country school near her home.  On November 25, 1940, Frances was united in marriage to Kasmer L. Volk at St. Therese the Little Flower Catholic Church  in Rugby.  When first married, they lived on a farm south of Berwick near St Anselm’s Fulda Church, later moved to a more permanent farm south of Berwick, and west of the church.  In 1963, the couple and family moved to Towner, North Dakota. Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker, sister and employee whose purpose in life was to serve others.   Frances worked very hard to help support her family, yet always found time to remember family and friends through her frequent visits and cards.  She was a very kind, loving and a faithful woman; yet very determined in her beliefs and disciplines. You always knew where and what Frances stood for, you didn’t need to ask her twice!   She  provided excellent care giving services to many in need throughout her life.   Over a period of 60 years she, farmed, gardened, cooked and owned a restaurant, drove the school bus, managed a parts shop and did its bookkeeping and drove a semi hauling grain and cheese   She held an election judge position for many years on the McHenry County Election Board.  

              Frances enjoyed being with her family and friends, she especially enjoyed eating watermelon, blueberries and chicken drummies, loved her flower garden, and was able to relax by singing, playing bingo and an occasional trip to the Casino . . .  and she was very good at it too!   She was a member of the Christian Mothers at St Anselm’s Catholic Church, Fulda and St Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Towner; and a State and Local officer in the Catholic Order of Foresters with the Fulda and Towner parishes.  Kasmer died December 23, 2005

              Survivors include her Children, Pius J. (Amy) Volk, Surrey; Richard C. (Laura) Volk, Surrey; Adeline “Addie” Berg, Lake Metigoshe, Bottineau;  Raymond A. (Monica) Volk, Surrey; Robert M.  Volk; Killeen, Texas;  George K. (Nancy) Volk, Bismarck; Beverly (John) Abel-Spinck, Phoenix, Arizona;  Douglas L. (Glori Ann) Volk, Forest Lake, Minnesota; and Debra (Jay) Thorson, Surrey ND. 

              Other survivors include 29 grandchildren including, Jeffrey, Jerry, Rick, Rob and Dawn Volk, and step grandchild Melisa Locken;  LeRoy Volk, Sheryl Volk and  DeNae Volk; Dennis, Warren, David and James Volk and  Anita Johnson; Randy and Steven Berg,; Chad Volk, Amy Schmidt and Lori Gilberg;  Rob, Keith and Justin Volk; Tim, Eric and Sarah Volk;  Sandy Abel-Akin and Mark Abel; Derek, Christopher and Jenny Thorson; 58 great grandchildren; 3 great-great children; sisters, Cecelia Maier, Rugby and Rose  Hornstein, Bismarck; a brother,  Leo Brossart, Roosevelt Dam, Arizona; two sisters-in-law; Julia Brossart and Kathryn Brossart of Grand Forks; two Godson’s, Leonard Volk, Fargo and Fred Schell, Towner; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

                She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Albert P. Volk and John in infancy; grandson, Mario Volk; sons-in-law, Roger Berg and Kurt Abel; daughter-in-law, Jean (Neagle) Volk; brothers and sisters-in-law: John (Rosie), Frank, Benedict (Kathryn); Paul (Kathryn), Pius, Joe (Clara), Ignatius “Ned”  Brossart and Marlys, Mrs. Leo Brossart; sisters, Sr. Mary Ann Brossart and Agatha Mattern; brothers-in-law Bill Maier, Pius Hornstein and Pete Mattern.



Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10: 00 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Towner with burial in the church cemetery. Fr. Michael Schommer, Celebrant


Visitation:  Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a rosary & vigil service beginning at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby and will continue Saturday for one hour prior to the time of the mass in the church.


Posted Condolences:

I like to send my condolences to the family of Frances Volk. It took me so long because I am not to good at understanding computers and e mail workings. Thank you
Leonard Brossart

Aunt Frances was a wonderful person who I remember always stopping by my Mom and Dads (Frank Brossart) when I was home to visit. She was always genuinely interested in everyone's life, interests and well being. My prayers to her and her family.



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