Sunday, September 26, 2010

Obituary: Barbara B. (Heiliger) Vogel - Class of 1939

MADISON - Our beloved Barbara B. Vogel, age 89, passed away on Sept. 22, 2010, at Hospice Care in Fitchburg.

She was born on Aug. 2, 1921, in Steuben, Wis. and moved to Madison as a young girl. Barb graduated from Central High School in 1939. She was married in 1942 to the love of her life, Harold Vogel. Mom dedicated her life to Dad and her seven children. She was a wonderful example of care and compassion who taught us the true meaning of unconditional love. Thanks to mom we are blessed to carry on her legacy of love for those in our lives. Barb had many interests and passions which included gardening, sewing, baking, travel, reading the bible and her church family while retired in Orlando Fla. Mother's card making started out as a simple hobby and turned into a large full time ministry. Her handmade cards brought joy, encouragement and celebration to people's lives all over the country. Mom was a unique woman for her time. She did not like to shop but loved sports. When it came to sports, her knowledge and enthusiasm would earn her an announcer's job at ESPN.

Mom is survived by her children, Christine Vogel, Dave Vogel, (Rebecca Rodriguez), Paul Vogel, Cynthia Johnson (Kenneth), James Vogel, William Vogel and Susan Duong; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Vogel; father, George and mother Nellie Heiliger; sisters, Margaret Whiting and Alice Thysse; brothers, Jim and Dud Heiliger.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery following a luncheon. We would like to thank the loving caregivers at St. Mary's Care Center and Hospice Care Inc. for the incredible way they blessed us all at the end of mom's life. Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church.

Cress Funeral and Cremation Services, 3610 Speedway Road,(608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 26, 2010

1 comment:

Doug Strand said...

Barbara Vogel's sister Alice was married to my uncle John Thysse, so I must have seen her when I was young at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church across the street from St. John's Lutheran Church where Barbara's funeral was held. Also, Barbara's brother Jim is the former Air Force officer who was held prisoner in Vietnam and returned to Madison around 1976 and married Cheryl Edwards and now lives on the East Side of Madison. Barbara is now with the Lord, Jesus Christ!