Mrs. Norma “Kate” C. Vogel
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PALMS – Mrs. Norma “Kate” C. Vogel, 77, of Palms, passed away early Monday morning at her residence with her family by her side while under hospice care.
She was born on March 20, 1935 to the late John R. and Sarah C. (Hardy) Handley. She married Arthur J. Vogel on May 14, 1955 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Port Sanilac.
Kate was a 1952 graduate of Deckerville High School. She was employed at Yale Rubber form 1952 until 1970. She was a parishioner at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palms and had been for 58 years. She enjoyed polka dancing, listening to music, cooking and playing cards. Kate truly enjoyed spending time with her cherished grandchildren.
Kate is survived by her husband of 57 years, Arthur J. Vogel of Palms; two sons, Gary and his wife, Linda and Thomas and his wife, Mary, all of Palms; two daughters, Patricia McConnachie and her husband, Gordon of Palms, Kristine Roggenbuck and her husband, Dean of Ubly; 10 grandchildren, Joshua (Pamela) Vogel, Derrick Vogel, Megan (Michael) Brown, Samuel (Jennifer Mata) Vogel, Justin Marshall, John Wiegert, John (Hilary) McConnachie, Mark (Danielle) McConnachie, Ryche Roggenbuck, Isle Roggenbuck; 10 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Isabella, Sebastian and Jorge Mata Vogel, Arabella Coddington, Kaden Brown, Jacob Holka, Alyssa, Adrian and Alec McConnachie; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Virginia Vogel, Lucille (Jerome) Kolar, Jane Vogel and Virgil Shagena, John (Elaine) Vogel, Mary (LaVerne) Shemka, Evelyn (Roger) Stolicker, Lawrence (Florence) Vogel, Elizabeth “Betty” Kubacki, Frank (Nancy) Vogel, Catherine Cleveland, Theresa (Thomas) Kahlo, Carol Osborne; and several nieces and nephews.
Kate was preceded in death by her one sister, Ellen Bopra and her husband, William “Bill”; two brothers, Lee Handley and his wife, Lottie and William “Bill” Handley and his wife, Phyllis; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Christina Ann Vogel, Anthony “Tony” (Ruth) Vogel, Charles Vogel, William Vogel, Eugene Kubacki, and Ralph Osborne.
Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, February 20 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palms, officiated by Rev. Donald Eppenbrock. Burial will be at the church cemetery in the spring.
Visitation was held at the Smigielski Funeral Home, on Cass Ave., in Minden City, on Tuesday, and Wednesday at St. Patrick Church only.
Memorials have been requested to the Arthritis Foundation or Hospice.
Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to sign the guest book for Norma’s family.