Paul was born Oct. 9, 1931 in Massac County to August and Matilda Sielbeck Vogt, who preceded him in death.
Paul was a member of First United Methodist Church and was married on Sept. 7, 1952 in the original First United Methodist Church.
He was a farmer and served two years in the Army during the Korean War and worked at Electric Energy Inc. in Joppa, where he retired after 39 years.
He continued as a farmer and at his favorite pastime, which was woodworking.
He served his church as a board member and with construction work on parsonages for many years
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Doris of 60 years; one daughter, Sandra Vogt Lipari and husband David of Loveland, Ohio; one son, Stephen Vogt of Metropolis; four grandchildren, David Gentry of Metropolis, Tiffany Lipari of Cincinnati, Ohio, Austin Lipari and wife Allison of Washington, D.C. and Samuel Lipari of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; one great-grandson, Joseph Lipari of Washington; two sisters, Anna Nilsson and husband James and Verna Kruse and husband Fred; one brother, Leonard Vogt and wife Norma; one brother-in-law, Vernon Norwood; and several aunts, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jon Cockrel officiating. Music was provided by Stecia Gregory.
Burial followed at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with graveside military rites conducted.
Pallbearers were Curtis Stratmeyer, Bobby Travis, Mark Vogt, Mike Vogt, Blair Armstrong and Jared Armstrong.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 100 E. Fifth St., Metropolis, IL 62960; or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9956.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home of Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.