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Carl A. Hogel

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Carl A. Hogel 1922 - 2008 BENNINGTON, Vt. Carl A. Hogel, 85, a former resident of Hicks Avenue, died peacefully Sunday, April 4, 2008 at the Vermont Veterans Home. Born in Bennington on Aug. 27, 1922, son of August and Helen Orth Hogel. He received his education in Bennington and was a 1940 graduate of Bennington High School. Carl married Arleen Reilly, they had a daughter, Janylyn. This brief union and ended in divorce. He later married Mary Kucheski, and they later divorced. He was a veteran of World War II, where he joined the aviation cadet program and graduated as a pilot and 2nd Lieutetenant. His group was sent to England and he served 48 flying missions out of England over Germany piloting a B-24 Bomber. During one of his missions his plane was shot down over German occupied France. He and the surviving members of his crew were rescued by the French Resistance Forces and eventually returned to England. His family was notified he was missing in action and spent many nervous days before being notified he was safely back in England. Carl continued piloting missions over Germany until the war ended. After returning to Bennington he established and ran a golf driving range on Route 67A, now the Hannaford Plaza area. He later owned and operated Carl's Restaurant and Lounge on Route 7 in New York and the Farmer's Inn Road for many years. Carl was very active in many conservation endeavors. He was especially known for his work with Ducks Unlimited and won several Vermont State awards over the years for his conservation efforts. His greatest enjoyment in later years was spending time at his camp on Bald Mountain Pond near West Burke. Fishing and hunting were his lifelong hobbies and he also enjoyed golf and was a member of Mount Anthony Country Club for many years. He leaves his brother Frank Hogel and his wife, Helen, of Bennington; sister-in-law Phyllis Hogel of Burlington, Vt., and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Arthur Hogel, who died in 1995. Carl had many devoted friends and acquaintenances who visited him at his home often including his close friend and committed caretaker in recent years Robert Barnhardt. Carl's family is most grateful to them for all their thoughtful and kind friendships over the years. He most recently received the compassionate care award at the Vermont Veterans Home. FUNERAL NOTICE: There are no visiting hours. A celebration of Carl's life will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. Interment will be private. If friends desire memorial gifts in memory may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home Activities Fund c/o HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME P.O. Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201. For directions or to send the family personal e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner from May 5 to May 6, 2008
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