Darrell Eugene Volkman, 81, died Nov. 6, 2011 in his home in Cottonwood, Ariz.
Volkman was born March 2, 1930 to Wesley and Josephine Volkman of Herington. He graduated from Herington High School in 1947. In 1950, he married Elma Ruth Klaassen. They moved to Wichita. He and Elma moved to Peeples Valley, Ariz., in 1986.
He worked for 39 years for Sperry-Aerospace Systems Manufacturing in Wichita and Scottsdale, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
Volkman is survived by brother, Jerry; children Ronald, Gary, Gayle Palmer, and Steven; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial celebration will be at 11 a.m. on Dec. 8 at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church, 1500 Hombre Drive, Cottonwood, Ariz. Donations in his memory may go to Old Town Mission or Verde Valley Presbyterian Church.