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Max W. Vogler

VOGLER, MAX W., 80 Ocala - Mr. Max W. Vogler, 80, passed away on March 11, 2007 at the Legacy House following a courageous battle with cancer. he was a member of the Ocala West United Methodist Church. he is survived by his wife, Natalie, 3 stepchildren, and 7 step grandchildren. His brother Hans Vogler and sister Erma Lindner both live in the Netherlands. A Dutch citizen, he was born in Indonesia and at the age of 14 was confined for 41/2 years in Japanese the Indonesian prison camps. After release from his imprisonment he proceeded to the Netherlands to expedite his lost schooling. Subsequently he was drafted into the Royal Dutch A. F. and later, according to the Pastor Walter Act, he emigrated to the U.S. as and Indonesian refugee. He advanced as a senior technician through several electronic companies in Ct. and ultimately retired to Ocala, FL. He participated in several sports, excelling in swimming with awards from the Royal Dutch A. F., and state championships in Florida. He became a proud U.S. citizen after retiring to Florida. There will be a memorial service on Monday, March 19, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Ocala West United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Kleckner officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations may be made to the Legacy Hospice House.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2007
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