SADORUS – Darrell E. Vollmer, 57, of Sadorus passed away peacefully at 10:39 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 15, 2012) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
A memorial service celebrating Darrell's life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Champaign-Urbana Chapel, 710 N. Neil St., Champaign, with Stephen Vollmer officiating. Please join the family in sharing memories, photos and videos on Darrell's tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Darrell was born Dec. 16, 1954, in Champaign. He was the son of Ralph and Joan Fleener Vollmer. He married Shirley Judd on Oct. 3, 1981, in Urbana at the University Baptist Church. She survives.
Other survivors include five brothers, Stephen (Marsha) Vollmer of Atwood, Randy (Crystal) Vollmer of Longview, Dale Vollmer of Columbia, S.C., and Ryan Vollmer and Nick (Danielle) Vollmer, both of Champaign; and three sisters, Gayle Williamson of Farmington, Mo., Lisa Vollmer of Birmingham, Ala., and Trisha Vollmer of Sydney, Australia. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Darrell graduated from Central High School in Champaign in 1973. He worked for Meadow Gold in Champaign and later was employed by the University of Illinois as an auto mechanic. He was self-employed for many years, where he built all different types of trailers. He loved working with his hands. He was an avid coin collector and lover of cats. He was a very generous person and his siblings knew him to be a wonderful brother.