Darvin Volker


CLINTON — Darvin Volker, 85 of Clinton, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on September 25, 2020, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.

Services were conducted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at the First Christian Church, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial with military honors followed at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. The family requested guests to write down their memories of Darvin on cards provided at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Clinton American Legion, Alzheimer’s Association, or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Darvin was born on December 31, 1934, in Marshall County, Ill., the son of Herbert and Evelyn (Crone) Volker. He married Elsie Feigert on June 1, 1957, in Wenona, Ill.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Volker, Clinton; children, Barbara (David Buckalew)Volker, Russellville, Ark.; Rob (Fiancé Paula Mason) Volker, Clinton; Kevin (Dianne) Volker, Chatham, Ill.; Kent (Jo) Volker, Chatham, Ill.; Keith (Sara) Volker, Clinton; Karyn Henson, Clinton; 23 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren with one on the way, eight great-great grandchildren; siblings, Darlene Ioerger, Wenona, Ill., and Donna (Richard) Oncker, Minonk, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Dale Volker, grandsons, Shawn Micheal Volker and Kyle Doyle Volker, and four brothers.

Darvin was a barber for 59 years and owned his own shop, Darvin’s Barber Shop, for over 50 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, who was involved with many veteran organizations and was a passenger on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. for recognition of his service to his country. He was also a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge and Clinton Elks Lodge. Most of all Darvin loved his family dearly.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com