Mary L. (Harris) Vogt, age 99, of Weyauwega, died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at her home in Weyauwega. She was born on April 29, 1911 in the Town of Nepeuskun, Winnebago County, the daughter of the late Ed and Ella (Crane) Harris. On March 21, 1931, Mary was united in marriage to Arthur Vogt. Together they farmed on the Vogt Homestead for many years. Arthur preceded her in death on January 21, 1996, after celebrating 65 years together. Mary attended Starr School, graduated from Omro High School and later graduated from the Teachers Training Course. Mary also attended a short course at Oshkosh Business College. She taught all eight grades at Alder Creek School (which is the former Wolf River Town Hall) and at Sandy Ridge School. Mary was later employed at Taylor Cheese and J & K Kraft Shop in Fremont. Mary was a member of Hope United Church of Christ in Fremont, and was a member of the Women’s Guild where she served several terms of office and also taught Sunday School for many years. Mary also enjoyed volunteering her time and work at the Weyauwega Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, St. Vincent DePaul Store and the Weyauwega Health Care Center. She also enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles. Mary especially enjoyed dancing and she and Art were members of the Waupaca County Square Dance Club for 40 years. Mary is survived by two daughters, Jackie Swindle, Nicholson, GA; and Sharon (Ethan) Welch, Fremont; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, Derald; seven brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Hope United Church of Christ. Pastor Alex Tychkin will officiate. Burial will be in Wolf River Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Online condolences may also be made at www.lewinfuneralhome.com.
Mary’s family would like to thank Paul Buchholz for helping Mary out with whatever she needed done over the years. It is greatly appreciated.