Murlen Philip Vogt, 100, of Williamsburg, formerly of Homestead, was called home to the Lord, Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg, following a short illness. Funeral Service was April 9, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo with the Rev. Andrew Gray officiating. Burial was in the Marengo Cemetery. Memorials may be contributed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo, The Lutheran Hour, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Murlen is survived by his children, Ronald (Rosella) Vogt of Homestead, and Donna (Daryl) Blythe of Williamsburg; a daughter-in-law, Lorraine Vogt of Tiffin; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Gertrude in 2011, a son Lowell Vogt in 2002, and a brother Eldon Vogt.
Murlen Philip Vogt was born March 14, 1914, in Homestead, the son of Philip Joeseph Vogt and Katherine Kohler Kuch Vogt. He attended the Homestead schools and graduated from Marengo High School in 1932. He was united in marriage to Gertrude Gesina Sandersfeld on Nov. 28, 1940, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Homestead. Murlen was born, raised, and he farmed the same land his entire life. This farm is now a designated Century Farm. He also worked for the Homestead Feed Mill, and did land measuring for ASC.
Murlen was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marengo.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.