Henry T. Volkmann

  • Born: August 23, 1930
  • Died: September 30, 2019
  • Location: Goffstown, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Henry T. Volkmann, 89, of Goffstown, died September 30, 2019 at his home with his loving wife, Rachel by his side after a period of declining health.

He was born in Manchester on August 23, 1930 to Henry and Marie (Rzasa) Volkmann.

During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He then attended Greere Shop Training in Chicago, IL and NH Vocational Technical College in Portsmouth.

Henry owned and operated Volkmann Electric in Goffstown for over 60 years. He was a communicant of Parish of the Transfiguration in Manchester and a member of NH Wildlife Federation, National Rifle Association and CWV Ramsey Post 1624.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, coin collecting and trips to Foxwoods Casino. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the many friends and medical care providers for their loving support and guidance throughout Henry's illness.

He was predeceased by three siblings, Gloria Reynolds, Virginia Bowen and Donald Volkmann.

The family includes his wife of 70 years, Rachel L. (Potvin) Volkmann of Goffstown; a son, Steven Volkmann of Tamworth; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher and Adam; five great grandchildren; four siblings, Wayne Volkmann of Portsmouth and Dolores Volkmann, Carol Groleau and Maureen Johnson all of Manchester; and aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral ceremony was held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. Committal prayers followed at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.

Memorial donations may be made to "Amedisys Foundation", and mailed to Amedisys Inc., 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, or to There's No Place Like Home, LLC, 106 ½ South State St., Concord, NH 03301


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rachel, we send you our deepest sympathies in the loss of your husband, we will keep all of you in our prayers & thoughts at this sad time. Sincerely, Ace & Mack

Posted by ACE BEAUDET - MANCHESTER, NH   November 01, 2019

To Rachel and family, Sorry for your loss. Henry will always be in my heart. I remember the tractor rides around the neighborhood back in day. "To a Great Man Henry you will be missed"

Posted by Arthur Methot - Candia, NH   October 13, 2019

Dear Rachel so sorry to hear of your loss, we have you in our prayers and in our Hearts

Posted by Simone Rivet - Manchester, NH - Friend   October 08, 2019

So sad to learn of Henry's passing. Henry was a special man. Unselfish and always ready to pitch in and assist others. Our time spent with both you and Henry has always been rewarding. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. God bless you.

Posted by Dave & Tricia Davison - Goffstown, NH   October 08, 2019

Thinking of you, Rachel, and all your family on your loss of Henry. He will be missed more than words can convey. Sorry that I missed the services but just read it in the paper today.

Posted by Patricia Wilson - ALLENSTOWN, NH   October 07, 2019

Our hearts go out to you as you grieve the passing of Henry. We always enjoyed his visits, jokes & jovial nature. Henry was so caring, thoughtful and would often spend time conversing with our son, who loved to hear Henry's stories.
Please accept our sincere sympathy, warm thought and prayers for you & your family.

Posted by Elaine & Jim Wiesman - Brentwood, NH - Friend   October 06, 2019

thinking of you and your family at this time. My prayers are with you.

Rosemary Gagne

Posted by A friend   October 06, 2019

To Rachel and family our condolences to you and your family Henry was the best!

Posted by Den & Madeline Bergeron - New Boston, NH   October 05, 2019

To Rachel and family our condolences to you and your family.Henry was the best!Den & Madeline Bergeron

Posted by Den & Madeline Bergeron - New Boston,, NH   October 05, 2019

To Rachel and family our condolences to you and your family.He really was the best! Den & Madeline Bergeron

Posted by dennis bergeron - New Boston, NH   October 05, 2019

Dear Auntie and Steven - my loving condolences to both of you -god bless
love Karen

Posted by Karen Dalton - melbourne, FL   October 05, 2019

Dear Rachel and family,

Lucy and I send our condolences to you and your family at what is a sad time in your life, but also it is a time to remember what a great man Henry was. The two of you were very blessed to have each other for so many years. Fortunately, you can be very proud of the him as he was a good man and a consummate Marine. He was the real deal as they say. Honest, humble, loyal, and brave to the core. He was my(Eddie) cousin but most of all he was my friend. I am privileged to have known him and I'll never forget him. I will miss him.

May the Lord bless and keep all of you.

Eddie and Lucy Dobe October 5, 2019

Posted by Eddie Dobe - Manchester, NH - Family   October 05, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one, Henry. May the God of peace and comfort be with the family during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   October 04, 2019


Rachel, I am so sorry. Prayers for you and the family. God bless! Love you Debi Bergeron

Posted by A friend   October 04, 2019



Posted by JOE PERRY    October 04, 2019

Our sympathies to the Volkmann family on your loss

Posted by Leo and Jean Loranger - goffstown, NH   October 04, 2019

Rachel and family, we send our sincere condolences for your loss. Henry is now at peace and he will always be in your thoughts and heart. Remember the good times you have had for many years. God bless you all. This is Barbara Deshaies sister

Posted by Judith Bouchard - Hampton, NH - Family Friend   October 03, 2019

Henry you are a great neighbor and a great second father to me my whole life I will always miss you and love you

Posted by Daniel Petrin - Goffstown, NH - Family   October 03, 2019

Dear Volkmann Family,
I'd like to extend my deepest condolences on your loss. I ran a gas station during the 70's & 80's and used Henry's repair service. He was the best and was excellent to do business with. I always looked forward to meeting with him. I miss doing business with him as I am sure you all will miss him. He was a wonderful man. Semper Fi Henry, go with God.
Red Coat Exxon,
Tom & Alice Benard

Posted by Thomas Benard - MANCHESTER, NH - Friend   October 03, 2019

sorry about your loss rachel.you and henry were soo good to our son willie when he worked for henry.he learned a lot from him and for sure had lot of fun memories about him.may he rest in peace

Posted by william and lolita chestnut - Manchester, NH   October 03, 2019

Sorry for your loss Rachel I'm sure God has a good place for him

Posted by JULES BLIER - Cocoa Beach, FL - Family   October 03, 2019

Sorry for your loss Henry was a great guy

Posted by Richard Gamache - Elberta, AL   October 03, 2019

To the Volkmann Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW Auxiliary District #7, we wish to express our sincere appreciation for the honorable service given by your loved one, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns

Posted by A friend   October 03, 2019

Henry I have known you all my life. You and Rachel have always been so dear to me and I love you both so much. Lynchville park will never be the same without you. Thank you for everything you have done for me. You were a true family man, a hero, a devoted husband and father. I will never forget you and your smile. Love, Joyce

Posted by Joyce Gosselin - Goffstown, NH   October 03, 2019

So sorry for your lost Aunt Rachel. I know you will miss him dearly. We love you and are praying for you. Love Norman

Posted by Norman Reynolds - Gardena, CA - Family   October 02, 2019


So sorry to hear of Henry's passing Rachel. He was a good man and I have many fond memories of him always smiling. Hugs.

Posted by Jeanine Chatel Merrill - Concord, NH   October 02, 2019

So sorry to hear of Henry's passing Rachel. He was a good man and I have many found memories of him always smiling. Hugs.

Posted by Jeanine Chatel Merrill - Concord, NH - Neighbor   October 02, 2019

Thank you Henry for being a great neighbor and friend for all these years. We will miss your stories.

Posted by John and Phyllis Burt - Goffstown, NH - Family Friend   October 02, 2019

Rachel My Condolences He Is Going To Be Missed

Posted by Linda Corbeil - New Holstein, WI - Family Friend   October 02, 2019

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