Charlotte Ann Volkman Walz

Charlotte Ann Volkman Walz, nee Saunders, 92, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born Thursday, September 11, 1919, in East St. Louis, IL, died Friday, June 1, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois, surrounded by her loving family.

Charlotte was baptized at The First Christian Church in East St. Louis in 1930. First Christian Church became Crossroads Christian Church  of Caseyville Illinois where she was an Elder Emeritus.   She was a member of Christian Women's Fellowship, The Wednesday Club, Inc.,  charter member of the Ainad Belles,  Pride of Hi-Green Auxiliary of U.T.U. and former member of DAR, Cahokia Mound Chapter. Charlotte was retired from School District #189 in 1988 after 22 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • First husband: Carl H. Volkman whom she married March 11, 1939 in St. Genevieve, MO and died January 12, 1965.
  • Second husband: William J. Walz whom she married September 2, 1978 in Fairview Heights, IL and died on October 18, 1980.
  • Parents: James Jay and Ora nee Beatty Saunders
  • Sisters
    • Lucille Barbeau
    • Marjorie Richards
  • Brothers
    • Donald E. Saunders
    • Edward F. Saunders Sr
  • William's Daughter: Sondra Alarcon

Surviving are her:

  • Five Children
    • Janine (Phil) Medley of Fairview Heights, IL
    • David (Carolyn) Volkman of Fairview Heights, IL
    • Patti Biby of Belleville, IL
    • Joy Medley of Danville, CA
    • Jeffrey (Lisa) Volkman of Jonesburg, MO
  • Twelve Grandchildren
    • Linda (Mark) Voelker
    • Brian (Amy) Medley
    • Phillip (Tham) Medley
    • Michele Medley
    • Todd (Krista) Volkman
    • Tracy (Peter) Pace
    • Christopher (Dina) Volkman
    • Patrick Biby
    • Meredith Medley
    • Lauren (Ryan) Stehlick
    • Brooke Medley
    • Ashley (Adam) Horn
  • Sixteen Great-Grandchildren
    • Claire, Meredith, and Katherine Voelker
    • Cameron and Madeline Medley
    • Joseph Medley
    • Mai, and Dylan Medley
    • Ava Pace
    • Connor Volkman
    • Britni, Cortni and Tiffani Volkman
    • Jared Ott
    • Drake Volkman and Addison Horn
  • Maternal Nieces and Nephews
    • Lester Dennis
    • Beverly Veazie
    • Ed Saunders
    • Timothy Richards
    • Sylvia Warrick
    • Donald Saunders
  • She is also survived by William's Children and their families
    • Larry (Jeanette) Walz of Belleville, IL
    • Donald (Carol) Walz of Belleville, IL
    • Rita (Gary) Nabb of Belleville, IL
    • John (Carol) Walz of Florida
  • William's Son-in-law: Victor Alarcon of Belleville, IL

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Christian Church, Caseyville, IL

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois and from 10:00 - 11:00 am Thursday June 7, 2012, at Crossroads Christian Church, 2415 N. 89th Street, Caseyville, IL. 62232

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Crossroads Christian Church, Caseyville, IL with Rev. Dr. Douglas Cripe officiating.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Charlotte Ann Volkman Walz:

    My son Adolf asked me to call Charlotte just the other day. We spoke of how lucky we have been to be blessed with children, good times and long life. As I reflect upon the news of her passing, I know she is safe and in the arms of God. I want to thank Janine for reaching out to me and keeping me informed. My thoughts and prayers are with all.

    Mathilda Andrzejewski Thousand Oaks CA 91360

    Dave and family, very sorry to read about your Mother in Belleville ND. To Joy, I still remember the accurate and beautiful maps you drew at Grant School, my deepest sympathy.

    Charles Casey Hamburg Illinois 62045