Leonard William Vogt, 98, of Red Bud passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.
Funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 7 at Leesman Funeral Home in Red Bud. Burial followed at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery with military rites conducted.
In 1946 Mr. Vogt became the first Vocational Agriculture teacher at Red Bud High School. He was a field man for the Lincoln Farm Management Services and served as a Farm Loan Officer at First National Bank in Red Bud.
Mr. Leonard enjoyed spending time working on the family farm with his father-in-law and son. For 30 years he filed numerous tax returns for families in the Red Bud area through his tax service.
Mr. Leonard served St. John's Lutheran Church by holding several offices in the parish and leading Sunday School classes. He was a 4-H leader, a member of the Red Bud Lions Club, VFW Post 6632 and the Randolph County Farm Bureau.
He was a World War II Army veteran who served from 1943-1946. During the war he was a staff sergeant in the South Pacific.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1921 in Joppa, to August and Mathilda (nee Sielbeck) Vogt. He married Norma Hanebutt on Dec. 27, 1947 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Red Bud, and she survives.
Surviving, besides his wife, are: his children, Michael (Nancy) Vogt of Waterloo, Barbara (Kevin) Jubera of Avon, Colorado and Mark (Shirley) Vogt of Red Bud; seven grandchildren, Blake (Sandy) Vogt, Andrew Vogt, Paul Vogt, Elizabeth Jubera, Matthew (Julie) Jubera, Bethany (Chris) Kazmierczak and John (Heather) Vogt; ten great-grandchildren, Max, Hunter, Evelyn, Petra, Mason, Jacob, Heidi, Gabriel, Veronica and Leonardo; two sisters, Anna Nilsson of Ames, Iowa and Verna Kruse of Havana; one sister-in-law, Doris Vogt of Metropolis; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Paul Vogt, two brothers-in-law, Jim Nilsson and Fred Kruse.
His funeral service were held at St. John's Lutheran Church with a military graveside service and burial at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Red Bud.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church located at 508 Bloom St., Red Bud, IL, 62278 or to Red Bud Community Unit School District 132, in c/o Red Bud High School, located at 815 Locust St, Red Bud, IL 62278.