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Vernon J. Brogla

Vernon J. Brogla, 92, of Oxford, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, after residing at Kahl Home in Davenport. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, Oct. 30, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cosgrove with the Rev. Edmund Dunn officiating. Burial was at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be offered for Masses.
Vernon was born April 23, 1922, in the upstairs bedroom of the home in which he grew up in rural Oxford. He was the son of Charlie and Irene (O’Brien) Brogla. Vernon married Billie (Wilhelmina Clear) on his birthday in 1946 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. Vernon and Billie put their heart and soul into their Century Farm, known as Roseview Farm, where they raised Black Angus cattle. Vernon’s Catholic faith, family, and farm were most important in his life. Vernon and Billie celebrated 65 years of marriage prior to Billie’s death on April 30, 2011.
Survivors include their children: Cheryl Brogla-Krupke of Davenport, Gerry (Marty) Brogla of Normal, Illinois, and Geralyn (John) McQuary of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; his sister, Susie Hendrickson of Brookings, South Dakota; grandchildren: Mimi (Adam) Clark, Gerard (Carrie) Krupke, Lucy Brogla, Cindy (Dan) Fisher, Garrett (Keersten) Brogla, Shannon (Amy) McQuary, Bailey McQuary, and Morgan (Matt) Williamson; great-grandchildren, Caden and Kai Clark, Adelaide Krupke, and two great- grandchildren expected soon. Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, their son David, and a granddaughter, Whitney Krupke.
To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Vernon J. Brogla please visit lensingfuneral.com.