James “JV” Vollmer, of Lake St. Louis, MO, passed away Friday, June 23, 2023, at the age of 56. Jim was the beloved husband of Diane Vollmer for 25 wonderful years. He was the cherished son of Jim and Patricia Vollmer, and devoted father to Jimmy (Kelli) Vollmer, Zack Glatz, Tyler Vollmer, and the late Jake Vollmer. Enthusiastic “Papa” of Caden Glatz and Jimmy Vollmer and dear brother of Janice Duncan. Loved by his nieces and nephews, his Sturgis and Scott Gallagher Man U families and numerous friends who were fortunate to be a part of JV’s extraordinary life.
Jim grew up in North County where he attended Transfiguration Grade School and graduated from Rosary High School. From there he went on to Northeast Missouri State College where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communications followed by a Master’s in Business Management at National Lewis University. With an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to own his own business, Jim followed his passion and started JV Sports, a screen printing company in Cottleville, MO. He successfully ran the business for 15 years. While his business was successful, Jim continued to cultivate his passion for helping people. This time, his passion led him to sell his business and begin his journey with Unlimited Play, a not-for-profit organization that allowed children of all abilities to play together freely on customized playground equipment. Jim’s inspiration and desire to join this organization came from his son, Jake, who was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at a young age. With the help and support of family and friends, they built Jake’s field of Dreams playground in Wentzville, MO.
Jim loved music and the outdoors including hunting and camping. He was an avid sports fan. Soccer, baseball, hockey, you name it. With soccer being his main sport, Jim was the soccer captain in college and that love carried on as he played, coached, and traveled with Diane and their sons throughout the years. Jim was also a huge motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed racking up the miles on his Harley Davidson traveling to numerous states with his riding buddies. Jim had a deep love and connection with his soccer and motorcycle families. Jim was kind, thoughtful, affectionate and had a witty sense of humor. He made friends everywhere he went and made all who encountered him feel important. He was dearly loved and respected and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Memorials may be made in Jim’s name to Unlimited Play, American Cancer Society.