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Ralph William Vogel

Ralph William Vogel

Ralph William Vogel, 69, of Versailles passed away at 12:55 a.m., Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Batesville on April 10, 1950 the son of Elmer and Anna Schwagmeier Vogel. He was married to Lois Schwanholt on May 8, 1976 and she survives.

Other survivors include one son Adam (Allison) Vogel of Westfield; one daughter Kelly (Nick) Peelman of Seymour; three grandchildren Marshall Peelman, and Ryan and Magnolia Mae Vogel; one sister Eileen (Frank) LaGrecca of Dillsboro. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Vogel was a 1969 graduate of South Ripley High School. He retired in 2016 from Ohio Rod in Versailles after 45 years with the company. Ralph was a kind, gentle, and compassionate man who enjoyed his precious time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed working the farm that he grew up on and was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds. Ralph was a lifelong member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 9 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastors Wilmer Hallman and Curtis Black officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.