THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Rita Vogel, 90, of Reedsville passed away on Monday, July 1 at her residence.
Born on May 21, 1923 in the Town of Franklin, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Mullins) Doolan, she graduated from St. Patrick's Parochial School in Maple Grove and Reedsville High School with the Class of 1940.
She also graduated from the Hollywood Cosmetology School in Appleton in 1942. She was employed as a licensed beautician prior to her marriage to Joseph T. Vogel on April 15, 1952. He preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2012. Following their marriage the couple farmed until retirement in 1985.
She was a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and Christian Mothers of St. Patrick's, was a board member of the Friends of St. Patrick, belonged to St. Michael's Catholic Church and was a member of the Christian Mothers. She also was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader at St. Patrick's and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #199.
She loved her Irish Heritage and hearing about where people came from. She could talk to anyone and always walked away with a new friend. Her faith was very important to her. She collected recipes and loved cooking and baking. At the age of 65, she took up the game of golf and enjoyed it. She especially loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include two daughters and one son, Mary Jo (Todd) Musial of Green Bay, Mark (Lisa) Vogel of Reedsville and Janet (Bill) Reis of Oconto Falls; five grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Schlei and Lou Raether, both of Manitowoc; a sister-in-law, Catherine Kabat of De Pere and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Joe; sisters and brothers-in-law, Athlyn (Cliff) O'Connell, Elizabeth (Frank) Herold, Marge (George) Gibeault, George Schlei and Allan Raether; a sister-in-law, Sarah (John) Hale; three brothers-in-law, Ed (Mary) Vogel, Bill (Lucille) Vogel and Bill Kabat and two infant sisters-in-law.
Friends called at Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville on Friday morning, July 5 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 5 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Whitelaw with Rev. Richard Klingeisen officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Maple Grove.