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Obituary: Bob Vogel, North Vernon

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Bob Vogel, 65, of North Vernon, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at his residence.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jonathan Meyer officiating. Rosary service will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8 p.m.Thursday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Born August 15, 1948, in Jennings County, Bob was the son of the late Sylvester and Irene Elsner Vogel. He graduated from North Vernon High School in 1966. He married Pauline Beesley December 5, 1970. She survives.

Bob retired from Cummins Inc., in 1997 after 31 years of service, and had also been employed in maintenance at Seymour Tubing. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and enjoyed collecting rocks, metal working and flying. He enjoyed building and had built a covered bridge and teepees.

In addition to his wife, Pauline, Bob is survived by four daughters, Amy (Jeff) Waggoner and Jami Vogel of North Vernon, Chatney (Chris) Morey and Karey Vogel of Virginia; three sons, Yancey (Kim) Vogel of Brownstown, Corey Vogel of Texas, and Cody (Jessica) Vogel of Seymour; five brothers, Tom and Paul Vogel and Henry Carr of North Vernon, Leonard Vogel of Madison, and David Carr of Sellersburg; eight sisters, Kathlene Baurley, Elizabeth Bridges and Joyce Vogel, all of North Vernon, Anna Mae Raver of Oldenburg, Marie Laymon of Lexington, Jeanette Heckman of Michigan, Maria Tempest of Pekin, and Coleen Gerth of Seymour; grandchildren, Amanda Ferguson, Arica, Jonathan, Alydia and Jeremiah Waggoner, Cynthia Jones, Alex Wheeler, Molly Vogel, Casper, Chance, Cyrus, Crisney, Creek, Cricket, Crism, Crosley, Cage, Clover and Cant Morey, Nichole Beeman, Lexi Corcoran, and Haydn Vogel; and great-grandchildren, Marie Ferguson, DJ Ferguson and Emma Jones.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Edith Carr Vogel; a brother, Charles Vogel; and a grandson, Kenneth Brewer.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the American Cancer Society.

Friends and family are invited to leave a message of condolence or light a candle in Bob’s memory at

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