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Velma Sophia Vogt

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

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Funeral services for Velma Sophia Vogt, 96, will be held at 2 p.m., today, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at United Methodist Church of Hartley. Rev. Steve Campbell will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Pleasant View Cemetey of Hartley.

Velma passed away on Dec. 1, 2007, at the Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar.

Velma Sophia Vogt, the daughter of Harry and Ida (Hein) Peters, was born in Clay County, on a farm northeast of Moneta. She started school in the Moneta Church, later in the new building in 1922. When she was 11 years old, her parents moved to a farm southwest of Hartley. Which later was known as the North Liberty Hall Farm. She continued in country school No. 6 in Center Township.

On June 9, 1935, she married Merle LeRoy Vogt in Hartley at her parents home by Rev. F. Budy. Following their marriage, they lived in Hartley where Merle "Bim" worked in the Huntting Elevator. In 1938, they moved to the John Rinck farm where they lived until moving to her family's farm in 1948. Bim and Velma moved into the town of Hartley in 1973 to the home her parents had built in 1947. Velma lived there until having to go to the nursing home on Oct. 9, 2007. Velma was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Hartley.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bim; her son, Verdon; and one grandson, William.

Velma is survived by her son, Lon Vogt and his wife, Maureen of Hartley; daughter-in-law, Patricia Vogt of Saline, Mich.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Warner Funeral Home of Hartley.