FRANCIS G. “Red” VOGEL, age 91 passed away peacefully on October 27, 2023, at Reena Legacy Court surrounded by family.
Francis was born to Ernest J. and Coletta (Wedl) Vogel on August 15, 1932. He attended St. Lawrence Catholic grade school and graduated from Jefferson High School. He began work at Stoppenbach Foods the day after he graduated high school and remained employed there for 47 years. Francis married Dorothy Anne Tymnick on September 25, 1965.
Francis proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953. He was a very active member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, enjoyed sports including fast pitch softball and baseball, bowling and golf. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan all his life. He also enjoyed playing cards, watching the Green Bay Packers and loved to dance. He loved to travel and he spent many years snowbirding in Arizona. His children and grandchildren and grandsons were everything to him. He was fortunate to be able to attend school and sports functions for all his grandsons.
Francis is survived by his wife of 58 years; children Mary (Mike), Annette (Matt), T.J. and Richard; grandchildren Alexander, Wyatt, Everett and Maximilian. He is further survived by his brother, Lyle Vogel.
He is preceded by his parents; siblings Elisabeth, Joseph, Lawrence, Albin, Carroll, James, Myron, Sr. Marianne, Ernest Jr., Arnold and Luella.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Jefferson on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 10:30 AM. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 until time of service. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Reena Legacy Court and Rainbow Hospice for their compassionate care. Memorials can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Parish and St. John the Baptist Catholic School.
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