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Thomas Vogel

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PEORIA - Thomas H. Vogel, 91, of Peoria died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Buehler Home in Peoria.

He was born Jan. 20, 1922, in Peoria to Thomas T. and Armella Kottrup Vogel. He married Eleanor D. Hardy on March 21, 1942, in Burlington, Iowa. She preceded him in death on June 9, 1982, in Peoria.

He is survived by his children, Barbara (Stephen) Rath of Peoria and Roger (Toni) Vogel of Pulaski, Tenn.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Dorothy Kline and Neita Derrough, both of Des Moines, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a World War II United States Army veteran, receiving a Bronze Star, while serving our nation in the European Theatre.

He was a graduate of the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh.

Thomas worked as an accountant for several local businesses, retiring from Fleming & Potter in 1987, and was a member of University United Methodist Church.

The family would like to thank the staff of Buehler Home for the caring and kindness shown to Thomas throughout the years.

Private graveside services, with military honors, will be held. The Rev. Paul Arnold will officiate. The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to P.A.W.S.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Aug. 28, 2013
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