Clarence A. Vogt, 88, of Meadowbrook, passed away at noon Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at his residence with his family by his side.
He was born on Aug. 19, 1926, in Portage Des Sioux, Mo., the son of the late Christopher and Frances (Saale) Vogt.
He married the former Lillian Smith on May 28, 1949, in Portage Des Sioux and she preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2003.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Steven Vogt of Belle, Mo., Cathy and Dave Manley of Bethalto, Ann and Rex Scates of Bethalto, Melissa and Elvin Ritter of Ramseur, N.C., Laura and Ken Lindner of Alton, Christopher Vogt and his fiancee, Debra Thompson of Bethalto; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family.
Clarence was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1944-1946 on a mine sweeper and honorably discharged in 1946. He immediately went to work at Owens-Illinois Glass Company as a machinist. He was employed there until 1964, at which time he went to work at Jacques/Evans Manufacturing Company in St. Louis. He left there in 1986 and went to work at Olin, where he retired from in 1991. He adored his family, loved gardening and wood working. He was an avid Cardinals fan. He attended Emmanuel Free Methodist Church in Alton.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Dionysia Echele, Eleanor Schulze, Stella Campbell, and Agnes LaLumandier; and two brothers, Anthony Vogt and Sylvester Vogt.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at the funeral home. The Rev. Mark Scandrett will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials are suggested to Emmanuel Free Methodist Church in Alton.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.