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Elmer A. Voll

Elmer A. Voll of Mequon, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Ascension-Colombia St. Mary’s at the age of 94. He was born in Elgin, North Dakota on March 15, 1926, the son of George and Anna Voll (nee Haisch). Elmer was the youngest and last of five children. He was married three times. Elmer married his first wife Elsie Voll (nee Koch) on December 3, 1947. He married his second wife Pauline T. Voll (nee Schoolen) on January 6, 1962. His third wife Anna Voll (Hewitt) he married on December 10, 1994. He outlived all of them.


Elmer served in the Army during World War II and participated in the Nuremburg trials as an interpreter. He worked at a sheet metal company in Kansas City; he worked at various other jobs and ended his employment working at a flour mill in Des Moines.


He was very personable and always had a big smile on his face that brightened those he met. He was good with his hands and enjoyed carpentry work. Elmer also enjoyed traveling the U.S. with his two sons. He also enjoyed taking care of his rose garden. Elmer enjoyed teaching children in Sunday School classes and was always ready to lend a hand to those in need. He loved animals.


Elmer will be sadly missed by his two sons, Eddie of Waukesha and Alvin of Des Moines. He will also be missed by his daughters-in-law, Shirley Voll of Waukesha and Rose Voll of Des Moines. Elmer will also be missed by his grandsons, Anthony (Tony) and Andrew (Andy) of Des Moines, and by other relatives and friends.


A memorial service will be held at the Merle Hay Funeral Home on Monday, February 1 at 1:30 p.m. and interment on Tuesday, February 2 at 10 a.m.


You may watch the ceremony here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/505862011