BILLINGS’S GAZETTE                                            Tuesday, August 15, 2006

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Vogel, Herman O.

 

 

Herman O. Vogel, age 83, of Billings, died of natural causes in his home on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006.
He was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Underwood, N.D. The family moved to Park City, where he met and married the love of his life, Virginia Lerche, on Feb. 2, 1946, and they made Billings their home.
Herman served in the U.S. Army as an automotive technician in Italy during WWII. While serving, he received honors as a sharpshooter with an M1 rifle. He drove truck for 35 years, making in-town deliveries for United Buckingham and Consolidated Freightways.
Herman was an accomplished bowler and at the age of 80, received his 300 pin. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; two brothers and a sister. Survivors include his siblings, Lydia, Leonard, Jake and Emma; his son, Michael and wife June Vogel; two grandsons, Shawn and Chad Vogel; and numerous other nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitations will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Smith Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th St. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Smith Downtown Chapel, with interment and military honors to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials are suggested to VFW Post 6774, 637 Anchor St., Billings, MT 59105.

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