Obituaries

Theresa E. Vollmer

December 26, 1929 - March 30, 2021

Theresa (Teri) E. Vollmer (Brinkman), 91, of St. Charles, IL passed away on March 30, 2021 after a long and valiant battle with Lewy Body Dementia.  She was the eighth child born to parents Benjamin and Mary Brinkman on December 26, 1929 in Villa Park, IL.  She graduated from York High School in Elmhurst. 

Theresa met Richard H. (Dick) Vollmer when they were in high school and they married March 25, 1950.  Together they raised three children: Richard, Pamela, and Janice.  Teri was the consummate housewife and mother without the dress and pearls.  She also was the supportive woman behind her husband’s successful business; Wheaton Asphalt Co. Inc for over 40 years.

Teri was an excellent bowler and had a 180 average in her prime.  She bowled in 2 leagues each week and went to tournaments each year.  Later in life she took up golf and did just as well.  She had a hole in one on the Kaanapali golf course.  Teri and Dick were fortunate to retire to Maui and together enjoyed the golf courses, restaurants, and laid-back lifestyle later in their 50-year marriage. 

Theresa is survived by Rick (Mia) Vollmer, Pam (Joe) Spedus, Jan Vollmer, granddaughters Nicki (James) Bradley and Kristen Vollmer, great-granddaughter Richelle Spedus, great grandson, JJ Bradley and several grand dogs and cats. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, six sisters and three brothers.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Anderson Animal Shelter:

https://www.andersonanimalshelter.org/donate

Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Monday, April 5, 2021 at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 South Third Street St. Charles, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation at 6:00 P.M. 

Guest Book

  • Jim & Leslie Friedrich Jan, Teri was always full of fun, laughter and kindness. She was also remarkably lucky to have a daughter like you to take such wonderful care of her (and to be her partner in crime). We'll miss her very much. Our deepest sympathy to you and to all of your family.
  • Jacober Family Jan, Teri has a special place in our hearts. Fred has fond memories of doing work in her townhouse and ending the day with a glass of wine and solving all the world's problems. We will miss her. We pray for you, your brother, and sister at this time. Love, Fred & Connie, Joe, Lexi, & Hunter (Harley & Mia), Jessie, Taylor, & Oliver, Jacqueline & Anthony (Dixie & Oakley)
  • Mike Weible Teri was vivacious, kind and thoughtful. She and Dick were a perfect match and now the high school sweethearts are reunited. Peace be with you.
  • Gary Wollersheim Dear Rick, So sorry for your loss. When your mom passes it’s a big deal, so many memories and heartache. Take good time to grieve. In many ways it’s a new chapter in your life. Our Jewish friends have a helpful saying : “may her memory be for a blessing” I like to say: “she has gone home.” We are doing well but still in quarantine. 🙏
  • Steven Holzer RIP Aunt Terri