Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Walter C. Vogel, 75, 14455 County Road 66A, St. Marys, died at 4:14 p.m. June 25, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Medina, to Edward and Lillian Pritchard Vogel. On June 20, 1959 he married Ann L. Oberlitner, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Peggy (Rob) McMurry, Galena; two grandchildren; two brothers, James Vogel and Robert Vogel, both of St. Marys; and two sisters, Wanda Dammeyer, St. Marys, and Jeannette Quellhorst, New Bremen.
Deceased are a son, Eric Vogel, and a brother, George Vogel.
He was a 1955 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, attended The Ohio State University and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in St. Marys and also served as a field reporter for the Auglaize County Farm Services Agency.
He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys, where he served as a deacon and trustee. He also was a member of American Legion Post 323, Eagles Lodge Aerie 767, Van Wert Radio Club and Reservoir Amateur Radio Association. He was a licensed amateur radio operator.
Funeral rites are 1 p.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating. Burial, with full graveside military honors, will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul's UCC building maintenance fund.
Condolences may be left at millerfuneralhomes.net.
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