William Walter Vogel died of cancer at the age of 78 on April 30, 2017 at his home in Riverside.
Mr. Vogel was born to August and Willa Vogel on March 21, 1939 in Detroit. His childhood years were spent in Clayton, Missouri. He met Victoria Sue Kappelmann in Washington, Missouri and they were married 56 years.
Mr. Vogel was a quintessential businessman, working in sales and manufacturing throughout his life. He was the owner of DeCardy Diecasting, a family business in which all of his children participated. He culminated his career as an industrial coordinator and mentor to youth at Austin Polytechnical Academy High School in the city of Chicago.
He was a dedicated member of his church, Riverside Presbyterian, serving many roles as a member over the course of 43 years.
Mr. Vogel was a loving father of six children, Will (Susanne) Vogel, Henry (Debbie) Vogel, Ginger (Keith) Schander, Ann Vogel (Tim Heilenbach), Rachel Vogel (Mike Forseth) and Amanda (Paul) Wright. He had 17 grandchildren and one great-grandson, all of whom he adored. He was a caring uncle to Henry, Hugh, and Harley Gerdes and brother-in-law to Kay Kappelmann and Karla Becker. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Susan.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 27 at the Riverside Presbyterian Church. Visitation is at 10 a.m. with a service at 11 a.m. Memorial tributes may be made to the Riverside Presbyterian Church, 116 Barrypoint Road, Riverside, 60546.