The Village of Antioch said they are mourning the death of retired Antioch Fire Department Chief Dennis Volling, who served more than 55 years on the department.
Dennis R. Volling, 78, died on Friday, according to an obituary published by the Strang Funeral Home in Antioch.
The Volling family moved to Antioch in 1947 where Dennis began a “lifetime of service to the community,” his obituary said.
Volling was the Vice President of Antioch Electric Service for more than 40 years.
While working for Antioch Electric, Volling helped oversee the installation of the first poles and set of lights for baseball at the Antioch Little League fields where he coached his children for more than 10 years.
Volling was a coach for Antioch Viking Football, a former member of the Antioch Jaycees, Antioch Lion’s Club, and on the first Miss Antioch contest committee, according to his obituary.
Volling was also a member of the Antioch Fire Department for more than 55 years. He was on the first Rescue and Recovery Dive Team.
During his time on the fire department, Volling served as the chief for 14 years and served as the president of the Antioch Firefighters Association.
“Antioch Village Hall is mourning the death of former Antioch Fire Department Chief, Dennis Volling,” the Village of Antioch said on social media Monday.
“Chief Volling served as a member of the Antioch Fire Department for 55 years, including 14 years as Chief. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” the social media post said.
Volling leaves behind his wife, five children, seven grandchildren and many other family members, his obituary said.
A visitation is scheduled from 3-7 p.m. Thursday and from 10-11 a.m. Friday, at which time funeral services will commence at 11 a.m.
The visitation and funeral service will be held at Antioch Fire Department Station One, 835 Holbek Drive in Antioch.
Interment will take place at a later date at Hillside East Cemetery in Antioch.