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Ronald Dale Vogt, 66, passed away, Saturday, February 9, 2019, at his home in rural Atkins.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held will be held from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Adolph H. Schueller Post #217 in Atkins (American Legion-89 Main Ave., Atkins, IA 52206). Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Shellsburg at a later date. A memorial fund has been established.

Ron was born September 18, 1952, in Vinton, to Dale and Phyllis (Krug) Vogt and graduated from Benton Community High School with the class of 1970. Ron enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Seabees during the Vietnam war. Following his military service, Ron returned home and worked in trucking for the family business, West Side Unlimited.

He was very active in veteran’s organizations, including the Adolph H. Schueller Post #217 in Atkins, The Cedar Rapids VFW, Sons of the American Legion, Moose Lodge and the Forty and Eight Voiture #625.

Ron is survived by his wife Sharon; three children, Sean (Tina) Vogt of Watkins, Trent (Dannette) McQuiston of Cedar Rapids, Leah Jensen of Cedar Rapids; Grandchildren; Taylor, Elizabeth, Anna, Tegan, Madeline, Delaney and Ryder; his step-mother Jeanne Vogt of Atkins; four brothers, Don (Andie) Vogt of Ft. Meyers, FL, Tom (Kim Dartez) Vogt of Frisco, TX, John (Julie) Vogt of Cedar Rapids, Lonnie Vogt of Cedar Rapids; his sister Dalean (Mike Purcell) Larson of Cedar Rapids; and many nieces, nephews and special friends Dave and Diane Herman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Catherine Vogt in infancy and his grandson Brandon Vogt.

A special thank you to Hospice of Mercy and hospice care givers Chari, Rene and Pastor Joe. Thank you to the staff at the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, especially Dr. Lee and Lisa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Atkins American Legion Post 217 in care of Dave Herman at P.O. Box 241, Atkins, IA, 52206.

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