William Edward “Bill” Vogt III, 61, of Brookfield, died February 12, 2022 in Elmhurst. 

Mr. Vogt was born April 9, 1960 in Woodstock. After a career in information technology, Bill chose to work in the nonprofit world and excelled at expanding volunteer programs for organizations that helped people in need.

He was a kind and gentle soul who was always available to help others. People and animals alike could sense his kindness, and trusted that he would keep them protected from danger. 

William E. Vogt III

Mr. Vogt had a wicked sense of humor and no one could speak sarcasm as well as he. Mr. Vogt also loved playing volleyball, reading, traveling, building model cars and working on his train layout. He had a deep respect for veterans and every trip would involve visiting war museums, veterans memorials and battle sites.

He was the loving partner and best friend of Linda Reiter; the brother of Helen (Phil) Ferris; the uncle of Nancy, James Jr. and Michael and loving great uncle of eight.  He was loved by his extended family, Judy, Ron and Mike, and will be remembered by the many friends whose lives he has touched. 

All arrangements were private. A Celebration of Life in honor of Bill will be held in early April. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130 in honor of Bill would be appreciated. 

Foran Funeral Home, Summit, handled arrangements.