John Vogelheim1942 - 2019
John Charles Vogelheim age 76 of Rogers City
passed away at the VA Hospital in Reno, Nevada
on February 20, 2019,
He was born June 21, 1942 in Rogers City to
Karl and Margot (Monroe) Vogelheim.
John was a graduate of Rogers City High School and he went on to
graduate from University of North Texas. After graduation he served his
country in Vietnam as a member of the United States Army. He was
honorably discharged from the Army and returned home to eventually run
the Vogelheim Lumber Company and became an active member in the
community. He was involved in the Knights of Columbus, past President
of the Chamber of Commerce, Nautical City Festival Committee, Kiwanis,
and the Presque Isle Men’s Club to mention a few. He had a lifelong love
of wooden boats and was a founding member of the Presque Isle Harbor
Wooden Boat show. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with family
at his beloved Cranberry Lake Hunt Club. In the last 18 years, he and his
wife Phyllis split time between Rogers City and Gardnerville, Nevada
where he pursued his love of downhill skiing, and enjoyed many more
He is survived by:
his loving wife Phyllis of 52 years;
three sons, Robby (Christin) Vogelheim of Rogers City,
Clay Vogelheim of Rogers City and
Chad (Kendra) Vogelheim of Traverse City;
six grandchildren, Heather (Luke) Ryan, Kelly Vogelheim,
Tommy Vogelheim, Adam Vogelheim, Aiden Vogelheim,
1 great granddaughter Amber Karsten;
brother, Karl Jr. (Judy) Vogelheim of Commerce Twp., and
a sister, Mary “Susie” (Guy) Robinson of Houston, Texas.
John was preceded in death by:
his brother, Neil and
his parents, Karl and Margot.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Thursday, May 2nd, from
4-8p.m. where the 3rd degree Knights of Columbus will recite the
rosary at 6:30 followed by the parish wake at 7 p.m.
Visitation will resume on Friday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church from
9 a.m. through time of his memorial mass at 10 a.m. with
Fr. Rolando Silva officiating.
Rogers City VFW Post 607 will accord military honors immediately
Inurnment will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in memory of John Vogelheim
to St. Ignatius School.