Orville L. Voegele, age 76 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.
He was born January 17, 1939, in Highland, IL, the son of Robert H. and Emily I. (nee Walter) Voegele.
On June 11, 1959, he married Dorothy A. “Dottie” Buehler who survives.
He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. He was also a member of Usher’s Club-St. Paul Catholic Church; Highland Knights of Columbus #1580; KC 4th Degree Assembly #0231; Heartland Polar Riders (Snowmobile Club); Madison County Farm Service Agency (9 yrs. on the Board of Directors).
Orville was born in Highland, IL and grew up on the family farm in Marine, IL. He moved to Highland and attended St. Paul Catholic School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army with active duty for six months and in the reserves for 7 1/2 months. He worked at Clover Farm Store as a butcher and also helped with the family farm. He started farming full-time in Trenton, IL and then in Highland in the late 1960s as a grain farmer and raised beef cattle. He was still active on the farm with his sons. For years, he was a meat cutter during deer season at Food Land, Korte Meats, and Trenton Processing. He enjoyed snowmobile trips to Wisconsin and also traveled to Germany, Italy, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Brazil, Hawaii, The Caribbean, and Alaska. He loved to dance and listen to Polka music and play Euchre with the 7 a.m. Early Morning Euchre Club. He and his wife played in several other card clubs. He also enjoyed annual sausage making with friends and family and always had a good joke to tell.
Survivors include :
Wife – Dorothy A. “Dottie” Voegele, nee Buehler, Highland, IL
Son – John H. (Cheryl) Voegele, Highland, IL
Daughter – Deborah L. (Tracy) Poehling, Highland, IL
Son – Robert L. (Klarann) Voegele, Highland, IL
Son – Chris W. (Deanne) Voegele, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Mindy (Darren) Hediger, Grantfork, IL
Grandchild – Jason Voegele, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Aaron (Fiancee Penny Lackey) Poehling, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Danielle (Fiance Matthew Stallard) Poehling, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Andrew Voegele, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Emily Voegele – Twin, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Nichole Voegele – Twin, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Cody Voegele, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Alyssa Voegele, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Brendan Varner
Great Grandchild – Megan Hediger
Great Grandchild – Hunter Hediger
Great Grandchild – Braydon Haggard
Great Grandchild – Gavin Hayden
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Robert Henry Voegele (Died 8/4/1990)
Mother – Emily Ida Voegele, nee Walter (Died 10/17/1967)
Brother – Lester W. Voegele (Died 11/10/1995)
Grandchild – Thomas Haggard (Died 9/2011)
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 03, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Monday, January 04, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 04, 2016, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL., with Father Pat G. Jakel, officiating.
Interment will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Association or St. Paul School Educational Foundation.