November 11, 2013


Dennis "Denny" James Vogt, 82, of Omaha, Neb., died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Hospice House in Omaha, Neb.

Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Flatland Community Church, 4801 N. 144th St., Omaha, with a visitation at the church two hours prior to the service. A luncheon will be provided immediately following the service, and interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park, 5701 Center St., Omaha.

Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5701 Center St., is in charge of arrangements.

Denny was born in Roselle, Iowa, on Sept. 17, 1931, to Theodore and Clara Vogt.

Denny was raised in Carroll, Iowa, and was taught the trade of house painting as he worked alongside his father. Denny was a paint contractor for 26 years and was a member of the Painters Local Union 109 in Omaha. In 1982, Denny decided to change careers to work for the Douglas County Extension Office and retired after 10 years service, in 1992.

Denny was a devoted husband and father. He raised five children and taught them how to play, laugh, respect others and to have faith. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and shared his famous story of "tootsie" with each. Denny had a special bond with his handicapped granddaughter, Trina, and together they spent many hours enjoying oldtime country western music.

Denny was a member of Flatland Community Church in Omaha. He shared in Bible studies and a life group for several years before his illness. He enjoyed reading Bible stories to his wife, Lois, each evening before bed. His life reflected his love for the Lord.

Denny is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lois (Thelen) Vogt; three daughters, Peggi Willis and husband, Dan, of Tabor, Iowa, Gail Schneider and husband, Steve, of Omaha, and Cindi Vogt of Aurora, Colo.; two sons, Tom Vogt and wife, Delphina, of Parker, Colo., and Bob Vogt and wife, Kris, of Gretna, Neb.; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Laura Stangl and husband, Warren, Corrine Gollibit and husband, John, Margaret Stangl, Marilyn Bauer and Bonnie Vogt.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lloyd and Art Vogt; sisters, Mardel Phipps and husband, Dick, Velma Masching and husband, Norbert; brother-in -law, Glen Stangl; and son-in-law Patrick MacClain.