Frank Vollmerhausen, a retired construction inspector, died of an intestinal obstruction March 31 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He was 83.
Mr. Vollmerhausen was born at home in Savage and grew up on his family's farm.
He left school in the eighth grade and went to work on his family's farm. During World War II, he served in the Army's 533rd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment in Europe.
After the war, Mr. Vollmerhausen worked for nearly three decades for Stubbs Construction Co. in Bethesda. Before retiring in 1992, he spent 15 years working as a construction inspector for Howard County public schools.
Mr. Vollmerhausen was a member for more than 50 years of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6004 Waterloo Road, Columbia, where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. April 18.
Surviving are his wife of 13 years, the former Gladys Whitehead; three sons, Bud Vollmerhausen of Deale, Seibert Vollmerhausen of Savage and Edwin Vollmerhausen of Elkridge; a daughter, Luanne Rushing of Woodbine; two stepdaughters, Kelli Cook of Gloucester, Va., and Bonnie Ayers of Germantown; a stepbrother, Leslie Whitehead of Ellicott City; a half-sister, Betty Lou Bassler of Columbia; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.