COLERIDGE — Wayne Everett Vogle, 84, Coleridge, died at his residence June 28, 2018.
Funeral Services were July 2 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Coleridge, with Rev. Russ Lambert officiating.
Burial was in the Lawn Ridge Cemetery, Coleridge, with military honors provided by the Laurel American Legion Post 54, the Coleridge American Legion Post 114 and the American Legion Riders.
The Wintz Funeral Home, Coleridge, is assisting with the arrangements.
Honorary Pallbearers were his nieces, nephews and all of his coffee friends.
Pallbearers were Pat Guy, Robert Kalin, Stacey Kutil, Brandon Rathgeber, Roy Rathgeber and Gary Wiemers.
Wayne was born Nov. 1, 1933, in Obert, to Pat Wendell and Augusta Marie (Miller) Vogle. They lived in the Obert area until they moved north of Coleridge in 1943. Wayne attended country school and then attended Hartington High School, graduating in 1951.
He farmed with his dad until he married Norma Jean Wiemers April 19, 1954, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Coleridge. They farmed for one year, eight miles north of Laurel when he was drafted into the Army serving from 1955-1957. After his discharge from the Army, he farmed in the Laurel, Belden and Coleridge areas for 33 years. They moved into Coleridge in 2001 and he gradually retired.
Wayne was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and served as a Deacon for six years. He was a member of the Laurel American Legion Post 54 and was Commander for nine years. He was the Cedar County American Legion Commander for two years. Wayne was a member of the Cedar County Feeders Association for 33 years, serving seven years as President and five years as the Secretary/Treasurer. He was a member of the Nebraska Livestock Cattleman Feeders Association serving as an officer for two years.
Wayne enjoyed helping his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor, enjoyed collecting jokes, everyday rocks and having coffee with friends.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Vogle, Coleridge; a son, Charlie and Syndi Vogle, Coleridge; a daughter, Carol and Rod Benson, Coleridge; six grandchildren, Sarah and Jeff White, Zachary Vogle, Austin Vogle, Nicole Benson, Carrie Benson and Erica Benson; and a sister, Marjorie Guy, Hartington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and their husbands, Audrey and Alvin Roth, and Norman and Gloria Vogle; and a brother-in-law, Raymond Guy.