Jim A. Vollmuth, 66 of Bryan died unexpectedly early Thursday morning at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center in Bryan. Jim was born on July 18, 1947 in Atlantic, Iowa to Ferdinand G. and Norma (Cook) Vollmuth. Jim graduated in 1965 from Atlantic High School in Iowa, where he excelled in all sports. He attended Northwest Missouri State College where he also played basketball. He later moved to Denver Colorado where he spent his 31 year career working for Roadway Express, Inc. On August 9, 1998 he married Brenda (Shoemaker) Siebeneck and she survives. They resided in Denver until 2009 when they moved to Bryan, Ohio.
While in Colorado Jim was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #455 and was also a certified instructor and tester for commercial driver licenses.
Jim enjoyed golfing with family and friends and for several years organized a charity golf event in Colorado where he raised several thousands of dollars for St. Jude Hospital. He also was an avid Denver Bronco’s Fan. Jim would always look forward to spring and taking care of his lawn with the help of his John Deere tractor.
Jim was a family man and was a loving grandfather to not only his own grandchildren, but also Brenda’s grandchildren. There was no question that every one who knew Jim dearly loved him.
He is survived by his wife Brenda of 15 years, son Jamie (Lindsey) Vollmuth of Denver, Colorado, four step children, Angie (Mike) Bexten of Apex, North Carolina, Laura (Rick) Haas of Pioneer, Beth McKarns of Pioneer and Brad Siebeneck (Jamie Crots) of Pioneer; ten grandchildren Riley and Teagan Vollmuth, Coltin and Sidney McKarns, Hayden and Colby Haas, Chase and Olivia Bexten, Kailey Siebeneck and Tori Hayward; a great grandchild Amiyah Claycomb; brother Ken (Shelley) Vollmuth of Ankney, Iowa, sister Linda (Duane) Harris of Minneapolis, Minnesota, sister-in-law Vickie Vollmuth of Omaha, Nebraska, mother-in-law Iris Shoemaker of Leipsic, Ohio, brother-in-law Darl Shoemaker; 7 nieces and nephews and 13 great nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Lyle Vollmuth and an infant grandchild Zachary Bexten.
Visitation hours for Jim will be on Monday, March 10 from 2-7 pm and one hour prior to service time on Tuesday at the Thompson Funeral Home at 303 First Street in Pioneer. Services will be on Tuesday at 11 am at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Snavely to officiate. Interment will follow at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of the Thompson Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com
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