Chesterton Tribune

Alfred A. Vogedes dies at 80

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Alfred A. Vogedes, of Chesterton, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus. He was 80.

He was born June 11, 1928 in Marathon, Wis., the son of John and Eleanor (Yonkers) Vogedes, both of whom preceded him in death.

On August 10, 1957 in Wausau, Wis., he married Janice M. Rosentreter. His wife of 51 years survives in Chesterton.

He is also survived by three children, Daniel Vogedes and Randall Vogedes, both of Michigan City and Linda Vogedes, of Chesterton; five grandchildren, Casey, Ashley, Brooke, Dylan and Erik; one sister, Rita (Gerald) Heidl, of Marathon, Wis.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, John Vogedes, Jr., Lester and Hugo Vogedes and a sister, Doris Lucille Vogedes.

Al was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Chesterton, and retired from the 76 Mechanical Unit at Inland Steel Co. where he was a crane mechanic, having retired in 1991 with 33 years service.

He loved to bowl and was a member of the Inland Steel Bowling Team. He was a member of the Northern Indiana Historical Power Association, and volunteered for many years at Sunset Hill Park. Al was very proud of the John Deere Tractor, a 1928 model, which he fully restored and is in working condition to this date.

A Mass of Christian Burial, Fr. Lawrence Heeg officiating, will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 648 N. Calumet Road. Interment will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. Rosary will be recited Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the family in Alís memory.

For information please call White-Love Funeral Home 926-1309.


Posted 12/5/2008