John Vogel, 82, of Oelwein passed away on Thursday August 28, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Monday September 1, 2014 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with Parish Scripture services at 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 AM on Tuesday September 2, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Father Paul McManus officiating. He will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein. Memorials may be directed to the Sacred Heart School and Fontana Park.
John William Vogel was born in Jesup, IA on January 23, 1932 to parents S.G. “Wes” and Esther (McDonald) Vogel. He graduated from Jesup High School in 1949. He later graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. John served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. On July 6, 1957 John was united in marriage with Ann Keating at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church in Beattie, KS.
John was an Insurance Agent for over 50 years. He was a conservationist, having planted over half a million trees up until last fall. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, wood working and loved nature. John was a Creighton Basketball fan. John also had a sweet tooth, especially for ice cream. He always had a Dachshund as a companion.
Left to celebrate John’s life is his wife Ann; his children: Matthew J. (Debbie) Vogel of Oelwein, Daniel L. Vogel of Oelwein, Michael L. (Tammy) Vogel of Williamsburg, and Karen K. (Pat) Simpson of Oelwein; his sister Eilene Splinter of Camarillo, CA; his brothers: James Vogel of Jesup and Richard (Mary) Vogel of Independence; his grandchildren: Misty Kimbrough, Kyle (Lynnsey) Jepsen, Tara (Sergio)Holguin, Megan (Nick) Timm, Tyler Vogel, Samantha Vogel, Marissa Simpson and Brent Simpson; 4 great grandchildren, as well as many friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents; and his sons: Paul and David Vogel.