Age 77, of Lansing, MI, passed away January 29, 2019. He was born June 26, 1941, in Lansing, to Donavon and Velma Volker.
Gary delivered food to campus dorms at MSU for 36 years. Faith was very important to him; he and his wife were members of Messiah Lutheran Church. He absolutely adored spending time with his grandchildren, loved gardening and taking care of his lawn, and he enjoyed adult coloring books.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elaine Volker; children, Kevin (Michelle) Volker, and Kelly (Jose, Jr.) Villarreal; grandchildren, Brandon (Halley) Volker, Morgan Volker, and Taylor, Nicole, and Jose Villarreal III; and his aunt and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his baby brother, and stepfather Robert Knowles.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 5740 W. Holt Rd., Holt, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will take place in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. His family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to his church.