Chester C. Vogel, 79, of Canaan, passed away at 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at University Hospital in Cincinnati.
He was born at Friendship on July 10, 1937, the son of Walter and Leona Thieman Vogel.
He was married to Margaret Elbrecht on September 22, 1962, and his wife of 54 years survives. Other survivors include one son, Brian (Pam) Vogel of Scipio; one daughter, Beth (Keith) Sieverding of Cross Plains; three grandsons, Andrew and Stephen Sieverding and Samuel Vogel; and one sister, Marietta (Junior) Niederbaumer of Farmers Retreat.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Vogel was a 1955 graduate of Vevay High School and was an Army veteran. He retired in 1995 from Seagrams where he had worked in security for 27 years. He had also worked as a self-employed trucker hauling milk and fertilizer, was once employed with Cummins and also farmed. Chester was an accomplished fiddle player and was the second inductee into the Southeast Indiana Musicians Hall of Fame. He was a lifelong member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Dewberry.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 10, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Dewberry with Pastor Juan Luna officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church.
Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ripley County 40 & 8, or the Friendship Fire Department in care of the funeral home.