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John W. Volz

John W. Volz, 79, of Osgood passed away at 2:20p.m., Thursday, January 6, 2022, at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born near Lookout on Sunday, April 19, 1942, the son of Paul and Annabelle Burkhart Volz. He was married to Theresa Schutte on June 15, 1963, and his wife of 58 years survives.


Other survivors include six sons Jeff (Cathy) Volz of Osgood, Eric (Jenny Zapfe) Volz of Greensburg, Brian (Eva) Volz of Osgood, Mike (Susan) Volz of Fisherville, Kentucky, Shawn Volz of Napoleon, and Jason (Christi) Volz of Osgood; 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one brother Andy (Carol) Volz of Batesville; two sisters Pauline (Don) Schmidt and Susie (James) Nichols both of Batesville; sister-in-law Roxanne Schneider of Batesville. He was preceded in death by his grandson Jack Thomas Volz, his parents and his brother Ron “Butch” Volz.


Mr. Volz was a 1960 graduate of Napoleon High School where he played on the Bearcat basketball team. John was a farmer and his working career off the farm spanned many years. He was a former employee of Chris Volz Motors in Milan, Cummins Engine in Columbus, Hill-Rom in Batesville, and Standard Fertilizer in New Point. He and Theresa were both school bus drivers for the Jac-Cen-Del schools and John drove for 34 years. His hobbies included coon hunting, playing euchre and 500, pitching horseshoes, horseback riding, camping, and participating in the Comer Wagon Train on Labor Day. The Volz family also operated a large truck garden. John was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 13 at 10a.m. at St. Johns with Father John Meyer officiating. Burial will be in the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Batesville. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4p.m. to 7p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services beginning at 3:30p.m. Memorials may be given to the Osgood Fire Department or the St. John Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.