John Michael Volkman
Coeur d’Alene Press Wednesday October 17, 1973 Page 14 Column 3
BAYVIEW MAN ELECTROCUTED
A Bayview man was electrocuted Sunday when he climbed a power pole to make some repairs.
John Michael Volkman, 25, was found dead Tuesday morning in the yard at his Bayview home.
Floyd Stalder, a Kootenai County Sheriff detective, said the investigation revealed the victim apparently had climbed a power pole adjoining a driveway, attempted to reconnect the clamp from the transformer to the primary line and was electrocuted.
The investigation report concluded that the former owner of Rusty Scupper Inn died Sunday evening. The body was discovered about 9 a.m. Tuesday by Steve Spotanski and John Peterson of the First Security Bank, Coeur d’Alene when they came to the house on business.
The funeral arrangements are pending at English Funeral Chapel.
The Coeur d’Alene Press Thursday October 18m 1973 Page 10 Column 1
John M. Volkman, 25.
The funeral for John Michael Volkman, 25, Bayview, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d’Alene, with Reverend Kendrick Gould officiating. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park.
Mr. Volkman was electrocuted Sunday at his home. He was the owner of the Rusty Scupper Inn. He attended the Luthern Church and served with the U. S. Navy.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Jean, two daughters, Denise and Daveana, both at home, a son David at home and his parents who reside in Wisconsin.