Maynard Eugene Vollmer, 93

Maynard Eugene Vollmer, 93, North Manchester, died March 25, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Maynard was born in Bremen, on Nov. 15, 1927 to Urban G. and Cleo R. (Schrader) Vollmer.

At the age of seventeen Maynard joined the United States Navy during World War II. He worked as a machinist while cleaning Vought F4U Corsair Planes for takeoff. Once Maynard had fulfilled his duty in the Navy, he was Honorably Discharged and returned home.

On Aug. 18, 1950 Maynard married Barbara Jean Robison in Oswego. In 1963 Maynard started Maynard’s Men’s Shop in North Manchester, which he and Barbara owned and operated from 1963 to 1995. This quickly became Maynard’s passion. He loved to help people with their clothing needs and enjoyed conversing with customers when they came into the store. During his thirty-two years of owning the shop, Maynard loved the town of North Manchester, and he became a staple of the community. Maynard and Barbara were married for nearly 60 years before she passed away on July 13, 2010.

“Maynard will be fondly remembered as the kind gentleman who could correctly size up your dimensions during a fitting just by looking at you. If you were a regular customer, he knew your size and preference from memory. If you were a friend, you will miss Maynard’s morning, hospitality of coffee and sports talk.”

A lifelong Lutheran, Maynard was a charter member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Warsaw. Maynard was also a member of Kiwanis in North Manchester and the American Legion Post #49, Warsaw.

The loving memory of Maynard Vollmer will be forever cherished by his daughters, Christine (Charles) Jones of Markle, Amy (Michael) Isenberg of Fort Wayne, and Ruth (Thomas) LaSalle of Leesburg; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Maynard was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Dale Vollmer who lost his life during his service in Germany in World War II; and sister, Marjorie Tinkey who died in 2014.

Family and friends may call Monday, March 29, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. Burial will be at Leesburg Cemetery, 653 West 675 North, Leesburg.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Maynard Vollmer, memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana, P.O. Box 5, Huntertown, Indiana 46748 or the Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 501, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

Final arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.        

Posted on 2021 Mar 26