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James Vogel


James D. Vogel, 92, of Jesup, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at ABCM Rehabilitation Center, west campus, Independence.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, with the Rev. Jeffrey A. Dole officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by Pump-Scheer American Legion Post 342 of Jesup. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at White Funeral Home in Jesup, where there will be a parish rosary at 4 p.m. and vigil service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue for an hour before services at the church on Tuesday.
Memorials will be directed to St. Athanasius School, Winding Creek Meadows, where Jim enjoyed living, and other charities.
Online condolences may be posted at www.White-MtHope.com.
Jim was born July 22, 1925, near Brandon in Buchanan County, Iowa, the son of Sylvester George "Wes" Vogel and Esther Catherine (McDonald) Vogel. He graduated from Jesup High School, Class of 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, including a tour in Germany. On June 3, 1950, he was united in marriage to Elaine Margaret Oswald at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waterloo. Jim was an office clerk at Rath Packing Co. in Waterloo and also farmed before his retirement. He was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Pump-Scheer American Legion Post 342 and Knights of Columbus Council 8227 in Jesup.
Jim is survived by five sons, Steven (Connie) Vogel of Jesup, Joseph (Kris) Vogel of Waterloo, Pat Vogel of Waterloo, Tim (Cindy) Vogel of Gilbertville and Marty (Rhonda) Vogel of Blairstown; six daughters, Sherri Schmitt of Waterloo, Margaret "Peggy" (David) Gilchrist of Urbandale, Beth Augustine of Waterloo, Ann (Lowell) Fenner of Iowa City, Nancy (Neil) Steege of Newhall and Barb (Harry) Murtha of Victor; 29 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard (Mary) Vogel of Independence; one sister, Eileen Splinter of Camarillo, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Ann Vogel of Oelwein; and a brother-in-law, Myron Oswald of Harpers Ferry.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elaine, on July 13, 2012; four great-grandchildren; one son-in-law, Steven Schmitt; and one brother, John Vogel.
White Funeral Home, Jesup, is in charge of arrangements.