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“Memory eternal. Our prayers are with you and for Ilya. Lord have mercy. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Tim and Julie Washburn - MI

“Was saddened by the news of your Father, Alex. May God be with you and give you and your family peace during this time of grieving.Our thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Harlan and Becky VandeBunte - MI

“Have only met Ilya a few times at Alex's shop but found him to be a warm and friendly man. We are sure he will be greatly missed by his family and...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Larry & Barbara Parrish - MI

“! Memory Eternal! We are all sorry for your loss and pray that God will give all of you consolation in your hour of need. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Father James - GR, MI - priest

“Dad was a good and hard working man. Every time I visited Alex at the shop, he was smiling and doing some kind of work. I saddens my heart knowing...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Moon and Lisa - Grand Rapids, MI

“I am a parishioner at St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church. I prayer for God's presence in your life as you mourn the death of Ilya. May hie...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Bob Meyering - Grand Rapids, MI


Mr. Ilya Vasilevich Volkov, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Ilya is survived by his loving wife, Nina; children, Vladimir (Lydmila) Volkov, and Aleksei "Alex" Volkov; grandson, Jegor; sister, Valja Krapivinskaja.

Ilya was a good father and husband, and was always there to lend his helping hand. He proudly served his country in the VDV Airborne Troops, of which he also retired.

Funeral Service for Mr. Volkov will be held on Saturday, September 7 at 11 am at St. John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox Church, 40 National NW, Grand Rapids.

Relatives and friends may greet the Volkov family on Friday from 6 to 8 pm at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Dr., Belmont with a Panachida Service at 7:30pm.