William F. Vogt, 89, of Unadilla died at the Syracuse Good Samaritan Society on June 16, 2013. He was born Oct. 10, 1923 to William H. and Martha (Luetchens) Vogt and raised on the family farm near Wabash, Neb.
Bill graduated from Elmwood High School and then joined the Army, serving in the Philippines during WWII. He safely returned home to marry Gwen, raise a family and spend the rest of his life tilling the land he loved in Cass and Otoe counties.
He is survived by his children Harvey (Maureen) Vogt of Unadilla, Velaine (David) Bonebright of Danville, Va., Karen (LeRoy) Howard of Lincoln and Nancy Vogt of Palmyra; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Jill (Jimmie) Cox and Harvey Cox, all of Unadilla, Holly Vogt of Louisville, Carl (Marcy) Bonebright and Seamus and Charlotte Bonebright, all of Madison, Ala., Katie (Dain) Reams of Statesboro, Ga., Jason (Tara) Zeorian of Unadilla, Tonya (Donald) Pishna and Deegan Pishna, all of Eagle, and Lindsey Hansen and Tavia Hansen, both of Eagle; sister and brothers Marie (Linnier) Backstrom of Lincoln, Armin (Mary) Vogt of Lincoln, Elmer (Marietta) Vogt of Elmwood, and John (Kathy) Vogt of Springfield, Ore.; brother-in-law Wendell Walkup of York; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his wife, M. Gwendolyn (Seeley) Vogt; brother and sister-in-law Lloyd and Joan (Shaw) Vogt; sister Margaret (Vogt) Walkup; and nephew Steve Vogt.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Elmwood. Private family burial will be at an earlier time.
Visitation will be June 18 from 1-9 p.m. with family greeting friends from 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Paul United Methodist Church-Elmwood, Unadilla Fire and Rescue or Unadilla Community Foundation.
Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home, Elmwood, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be expressed at www.fusselmanallenharvey.com.