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Merle Ernest Vogel
December 8, 1936 ~ May 10, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Merle Ernest Vogel, 86, of Hillsboro, IL passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro, IL at 5:05 p.m. A Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday May 18, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL Military Rites will follow at Donnellson Cemetery in Donnellson, IL.
Mr Vogel was born December 8, 1936 in Hillsboro, IL to the late Ernest & Hazel (Micenhiemer) Vogel. He was a graduate of Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, IL. He married Viola Charlotte Shaffer, they later divorced. Aside from his time in the U.S. Army he was a lifelong resident of the Hillsboro area. During his carreer Mr. Vogel was a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Army, Truck Driver, Owned Cajun’s Tavern, and helped at Vogel Plumbing, which his son owns. He was a member of the Professional Kennel Club and loved to Coon Hunt, Duck Hunt, and Fish.
He is survived by three sons, Rick (wife, Barb) Vogel of Hillsboro, IL, Keith (wife, Sandi) Vogel of Hillsboro, IL Mike (wife, Deana) Vogel of Raymond, IL and three daughters, Judy (husband, Dallas) Jett Of Hillsboro, IL, Nicole (Fiancé, Tony Lile)Vogel of Hillsboro, Il, Angie Vogel of Hillsboro, IL. He was blessed with 20 grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Burl Vogel of Hillsboro, IL and sister Bonnie Boston of Hillsboro, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, William Vogel and Robert Vogel, two sisters, Mercedes Lessman and Betty Ott , and two grandsons.