Rudy C. Vogel (1917 - 2009)

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Rudy Carl Vogel, 91, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. He was born March 23, 1917, in Bozeman, the son of Rudolf Vogel Jr. and Mary Nuber. He was the grandson of Rudolf Vogel and Paulina Goetz.

He was a graduate of Gallatin County High School, had an accountant degree from Kinman Business University, and was a deputy county clerk of Spokane County.

Rudy married Alene Shrum in Spokane, Wash., on Sept. 27, 1941.

He served in the United States Army for nearly four years in the Quartermaster Corp. and military intelligence. His son, Douglas, was born in New Orleans.

In 1947 Rudy, his wife, and son moved back to the family home in Bozeman, where he operated Vogel's Greenhouse. Their daughter, Lisa, was born that year, and another daughter, Sheryl, was born in 1951.

Rudy worked as an accountant for the Montana Flour Mills, and later served for 22 years as the accountant manager for the student business office of Montana State University, retiring in 1979. He and his wife traveled extensively and spent 27 winters in Arizona. His pastimes were fly tying, carving, and stained glass.

Gallatin Canyon was his favorite place, where he camped, fly fished, and trail cycled. In 2006, he and his wife moved to Highgate Senior Living.

Rudy was a member of First Presbyterian Church, B.P.O.E. 463, Gallatin Historical Society, and the Bozeman Senior Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Charlotte (Dale) Fillbach.

Rudy is survived by his wife of 67 years; his son, Douglas (Johanna) Vogel; daughters, Linda (David) Seiler and Sheryl (Joseph Griffin); and his three grandchildren, Megan and Katie Seiler, and Dylan Griffin.

At his request there will be no funeral services. A family memorial will be held at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Pioneer Museum, 317 W. Main St., Bozeman 59715.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Feb. 24, 2009
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