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Lawrence Adolph Vogel

August 10, 1938 — August 3, 2014

Mr. Lawrence Adolph “Peanuts” Vogel, of Minden City, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 3, 2014 at his residence. Lawrence was born on August 10, 1938 in Minden City to the late Adolph and Adella (Messing) Vogel. He married Florence Patricia Kubacki on April 29, 1961 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Smith Corners. Lawrence was a graduate of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic High School. He farmed for all of his life. Lawrence was a lifelong parishioner at Holy Apostle Parish, Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Ruth where he was a member for 23 years of the ushers club and the Knights of Columbus Council #3823. He was also a member of the National Farmers Organization for 43 years. Lawrence enjoyed woodworking, hunting, slow pitch softball, gardening, doing puzzle books, playing cards and horse shoes. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 53 years, Florence “Patricia” Vogel of Minden City, 7 children, Dan (Darlene) Vogel of Terre Haute, IN, Janice Vogel of Ruth, Donna (Robert) Tanton of Deckerville, Gerald Vogel and Greg Vogel, both of Minden City, Doug Vogel and fiancé Renee` Pietila of Bryant Pond, ME, Shirley (Frank) Speciale of Minden City; four grandchildren, Josh Vogel, Justin Vogel, Torrey Tanton and Rebecca Speciale; step grandchildren, Ginger and Toby Imes, Sherry Patterson, Ann Marie Tanton; 10 step great grandchildren; brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Virginia Vogel, Lucille (Jerome) Kolar, Arthur Vogel, Jane Vogel, Mary (LaVerne) Shemka, John (Elaine) Vogel, Evelyn (Roger) Stolicker, Betty Kubacki, Frank (Nancy) Vogel, Catherine Cleveland, Theresa (Tom) Kahlo, Carol Osborne, Margaret Kubacki, Beatrice Kubacki, Maryann (Eugene)Wisneski, Mildred (Eugene) Lamke, Aloysius (Joann) Kubacki, Bernard (Pauline) Kubacki, Rosemary (Thomas) Wisneski; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by one sister, Ann Vogel; 3 brothers, Bill, Charlie, Anthony “Tony”; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norma “Kate” Vogel, Ruth Vogel, Eugene Kubacki, Ralph Osborne, Lucy and Aloysius Kubacki, Rita and Stanley Heleski, Irwin and Marie Kubacki, Stanley Kubacki, Clarence Kubacki, Helen Kubacki, step great granddaughter Evangelyn Rivard; several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am Thursday, August 7 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church of Holy Apostle Parish in Ruth. Rev. Peter Nwokoye, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Wednesday from 1:30-9:00 pm and Thursday from 9:00-10:00. There will be a parish vigil service Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8:00 pm. Both services will be at the funeral home. Memorials have been requested to the Family Discretionary Fund.
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