Rep. Harold Volkmer has passed on
UPDATE: here's Harold's obituary. I suggest everyone read it and then send an electronic card to Dian, his wife.
He marked his 80th birthday a week or so ago, and got upwards of 200 cards. He was in a nursing home, for rehab, in his home town of Hannibal, when he died last night. So we lost him and Jim McClure within weeks of each other. They were the two men behind the gun rights' movement's first BIG victory, and probably its biggest even after passage of a quarter century. Volkmer had the tougher job: he had to get it thru a Demo-controlled House, fight his own party's leadership, and get around a Judiciary Committee that was chaired by a staunch antigunner who proclaimed the bill "dead on arrival" in the House.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 19th, at James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Missouri. The address is 302 South 5th Street, Hannibal, MO 63401. 4:30 is the rosary, 5-8 PM visitation.
The funeral will be on Wednesday, April 20th, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1111 Broadway St., Hannibal, MO 63401. 10 AM. Followed by burial at Holy Family Cemetery and bereavement luncheon at the Church.
Mrs. Volkmer can be reached at their home:
2107 Crescent Drive
Hannibal, MO 63401
We all owe her a nice card.
Posted by: SPQR at April 17, 2011 12:53 PM
So sad. Long after he was running for office, this man would get tears in his eyes when he talked about his mother and all she had done for him. Harold Volkmer would best be described as "the real deal."
Posted by: Alice at April 17, 2011 01:02 PM