William J. Vogelman II

William J. Vogelman II, 81 years old, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on April 4, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.

Preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Hazel Vogelman, and sister, Viola Schager.

Survived by his loving wife, Estella (King) Vogelman; daughter, Brenda (Leeth) Key; son, Bill (Heidi) Vogelman III; daughter, Barb (Gary) Clauson; son, Bob Vogelman; loving grandfather of Nicole (Aaron) Surratt, Billy (Nicole) Vogelman IV, Emily and Sarah Clauson; devoted great-grandfather of Colton and Addison Surratt, Allie Jo and Ona Vogelman; nieces, Janet (Steve) Becker, Karen (Joe) Reilly and Linda (Larry) Bartel. Also many family and friends.

He was born on April 1st, 1932, to William and Hazel Vogelman of Iroquois, South Dakota.

It was as a Marine in the Korean War that he and his future bride became acquainted through letters. Upon returning to South Dakota after his service to our country, he married his pen pal sweetheart. They were married for 57 years.

He loved camping and traveling with his family. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to a quiet place tucked in the northland. He enjoyed walking, watching the wildlife, gardening and visiting family, friends and neighbors.

Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. on Wed., April 10, 2013, at Christ Church, 15849 NE 90th St., Otsego, MN.

Visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Tues. at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St. NW, Elk River, 763-441-1212, and 1 hour prior to service at church on Wed.

Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. at assembly area 2.

Memorials preferred.