William Godfred Vogele, 86, of Antioch California, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2015. He was born on February 15, 1929 at Falls City to Edward and Nellie Mae Vogele (Cochran).
Bill proudly served in the US Army Constabulary Corps, Germany from 1946 thru 1948 and in the Korean War, 1950 thru 1951. Upon returning from the war, Bill left Nebraska for California and worked on a pile driving crew until securing a job with the Charles Pfizer paint division in Emeryville, CA retiring after 32 years with the company.
While working a steady day job, Bill moonlighted as a musician, playing bass in country and western clubs throughout northern California. Not being one to enjoy a restful retirement, Bill returned to school and graduated with certification in refrigeration technology. After briefly working in the refrigeration trade, he worked as a security guard until recently.
Bill was a selfless, hard-working, loving and caring father, brother, and friend. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by sons Billy Vogele, Gary Vogele; daughters Erika Vogele, Antioch, CA, and Carla Simser, Antioch, CA; sisters Paulene Legman, of Woodinville, WA; Nellene Bauman of Ackley, IA; Alyce Sickel, Falls City; Mildred Bauer, Falls City, Betty Majerus, Rulo; and Violet McTaggart, Falls City.
William was preceded in death by his parents and brother, August Vogele.
Funeral services will be held at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home on April 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Internment services to follow at Rulo cemetery. At the conclusion of services, refreshments will be served at the Legion Hall.