Harry Volkamer Obituary

Harry  Volkamer
Harry Volkamer

January 27, 1930 - November 15, 2023
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, Iowa
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Harry Paul Volkamer, 93, of Urbandale, Iowa passed away November 15, 2023.

Harry was born on January 27, 1930, to Fred and Gladys Volkamer in Des Moines, Iowa.

Harry married Lucille McCombs on June 6, 1956, and they were blessed with three children, David, Laurie and Stephen and one granddaughter, Allison Saunders. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by those who were fortunate to know him.

Harry served his country proudly in the Korean War. First stateside in the U.S. Navy, and then overseas in the Headquarters Special Troops Army Forces Far East under General Douglas MacArthur.

He began his career in metallurgy at Solar Aircraft from 1953 to 1956, which led to his 35 years of employment with Steel Treating, a division of Delavan, where he was General Manager.

Harry joined the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in 1959 and trusted in God’s loving care for him. He served the church as a Deacon and an Elder.

For 53 years he taught children about Jesus and God’s love. This was a source of great joy for him and he loved the children and they loved him.

Harry is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lucille Volkamer and their children David (Tia) of Moses Lake, WA, Laurie (Thomas) Groves of Roanoke, IN, Stephen of Clive, IA and granddaughter Allison (Vincent) Saunders of Fort Wayne, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bill and Jack and sister Gladys.

There will be a graveside service for the family at Glendale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Des Moines Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.




Funeral Home
Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322


Seventh Day Adventist Church
2317 Watrous Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50321