Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Jon Riggert officiated. Burial was in the Quimby Cemetery at Quimby. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the church on Wednesday. Visitation was Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Theresa was born on June 14, 1956 at Sioux City, to Leo and Catherine (Brown) Eatinger. She attended school in Sioux City through the 10th grade and then graduated from Willow High School in 1974. She moved to LeMars following graduation and attended one year of beauty college.
She was united in marriage on Feb. 22, 1975 to Ardell Volkert at the Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. Theresa was a house wife and a cook for several area businesses throughout the years until her retirement on May 14, 2010.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee and enjoyed bowling and dart league. She also enjoyed collecting water globes, had a love of music, dancing and movies.
She was preceded in death by her father Leo Eatinger, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Theresa is survived by her husband Ardell Volkert of Cherokee; children: Steve Volkert and his wife Emily of Blair, Neb.; Rebecca Carey and her special friend Eric Jenkins of Blair, Neb.; SSG Danny Volkert and his special friend Christa Rassel of Saint Robert, Mo.; nine grandchildren: Corben, Leah, Brett, Eleri, Austin, Tyler, Aubree Ann, Casey, Ethaniel; mother Catherine Kolb of Ida Grove; siblings: Scott Eatinger and his wife Vickie of Sioux City; Joseph Eatinger and his fiancÚ Nicole Hamman of Pomeroy; Vincent Kolb and his wife Nancy of Ida Grove; Richard Kolb and his wife Keri of Ankeny; parents-in-law: Alvin and Erma Volkert of Quimby; brother-in-law: Larry Volkert of Cherokee.