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John Curtis Vogel

September 7, 1932 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 85)
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Curt, age 85, went to be with His Lord on October, 26, 2017 at Rosary Care Center in Sylvania. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Catherine Vogel, his brother Richard, his grandsons Daniel Hogle, and Joshua Tucker.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri on September 7, 1932, he was a member of Holy Rosary Parish where he was an altar server during his school years. He was a member of the award winning gymnastics team at Beaumont High School and graduated in 1950. He worked at the famous Fox Theater and loved to share stories about his childhood memories.

He was drafted into the Korean War in 1953, and achieved the military rank of Sargent 1st Class and served with honor until 1955 and then relocated with his parents and brother to Toledo, OH.   

He was introduced to the Toledo Council of Catholic Youth (TCCY) by a good friend and it was during this time he met his future wife Kay M. Huls, a undergraduate at Mercy Hospital. The couple were married in Jamestown, ND on October 12, 1957 and blessed with 6 children: Kurt, Paula (Craig) Iagulli, Joseph, Richard (Juli Rummel), Susan (Craig) Watterson, and Angela (Sean) Tucker.  Precious grandchildren are Rob Hogle, Sommer Vogel, Jenilee (Oliver) Dolder, Jessica, Vanessa, Alex Vogel, Zack Cappelletty, Zoe Watterson, Savanna Vogel, Isabelle Tucker and Carla Iagulli, great-grandchildren Sebastian and Amelia Dolder.

Curt worked in the banking industry and retired from The DeVilbiss Company in 1990.

In 1970 he made a Cursillo which changed his life forever. He was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in May of 1976. He organized the Engage Encounter program and recruited a team for the St. Agnes Religious Education program for youth and adults. He was an active deacon for St. Agnes parish, loved preparing couples and families for the Sacraments of Baptism and Matrimony, comforting loved ones at Wakes and Graveside Services.  He was active with the R.C.I.A. programs, and was Chaplin for Boy Scouts Troup #20.

After St. Agnes Parish closed he was welcomed as Deacon at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, where he was introduced to the Prison Ministry.  Deacon Curt was placed on Senior Status in 2011. His passion for Christ and love for people were felt by all. 

His body will be received at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4555 North Haven Road on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 4 PM with visitation until 8:00 PM.  A Vigil Service will be held at 6:00pm. Visitation will continue Friday in the Church at 9:00a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00am.

Curt has requested in lieu of flowers, consider donations to the following organization:

St. Catherine Parish, 4555 N. Haven, Toledo, Oh 43612

Heartbeat, 4041 W. Sylvania Ave, Ste L004, Toledo, OH 43623,

Endowment Fund, St. Joseph Parish, 5373 Main St., Sylvania, OH 43560

Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 800 S. Detroit Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43608

Cystic Fibrous Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave. Ste 1100N, Bethesda, MD 29814

 A special thank you to the entire staff of doctors, nurses, and aids of Hospice and Rosary Care Center who were so caring throughout Curt’s final journey.

Curt wants you to know “He Tried.”


Charitable donations may be made to:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundatiion
4550 Montgomery Ave, Ste 1100 N, Bethesda MD 29814

Endowment Fund, St. Joseph Parish
5373 Main St., Sylvania OH 43560

Heartbeat
4041 W. Sylvania Ave. L004, Toledo OH 43623

Hospice of Northwest Ohio
800 S. Detroit Ave., Toledo OH 43608

St. Catherine Parish
4555 N. Haven Ave., Toledo OH 43612



 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
November 2, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
4555 N. Haven Ave.
Toledo, OH 43612

Vigil Service
Thursday
November 2, 2017

6:00 PM
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
4555 N. Haven Ave.
Toledo, OH 43612

Visitation
Friday
November 3, 2017

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
4555 N. Haven Ave.
Toledo, OH 43612

Funeral Mass
Friday
November 3, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
4555 N. Haven Ave.
Toledo, OH 43612


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