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Carter J. Vogler

January 28, 1926 — March 14, 2011

Carter Vogler, 85 of Sidney, Nebraska passed away Monday morning, March 14, 2011 at the Village at Regional West in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday March 18, 2011 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Art Faesser officiating. Rosary service will be at 7:00 P.M. Thursday evening at the church. Graveside services and burial will be in the Lisco Memorial Cemetery at 2:30 P.M. on Friday.

A memorial has been established in Carter’s name to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or donor’s choice.

Friends may call from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Thursday at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Sidney is serving the Vogler family.

Carter John Vogler, the eldest son of George and Lillian (Carter) Vogler, was born in his Grandparent’s large brick home in Dalton, Nebraska on January 28, 1926. Carter lived most of his early youth in the Dalton area. He attended rural schools near Dalton, and completed his freshman year of High School at Dalton. In 1940 he moved with his family to Lisco, Nebraska and graduated from Lisco High School in 1943.

Carter enlisted in the Merchant Marines shortly after high school graduation and served nearly 3 years. After the end of WWII, Carter worked for his Grandfather Carter on a small Ranch near Reddington, Nebraska, and he eventually enrolled at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Carter joined the Air Force when the Korean War broke out, as his Merchant Military Service was not recognized as a military obligation. After he served four years and was honorably discharged from the Air Force he returned to the University of Nebraska and completed his degree in Agri-business, graduating in 1956 at thirty years of age.

Carter’s first employment was with a Credit Bureau in Norfolk, Nebraska for a short time, and then he made a move to Denver, Colorado where he became employed with Firestone. He eventually made a career change and became a bodily injury claims adjuster for State Farm and Employers Commercial Union Insurance Companies. Carter served a law firm for several years before retiring. He was more or less an investigator and Paralegal for the law firm on bodily injury claims.
Carter lived in the Denver, Colorado area for over thirty years, and retired in Lisco, eventually moving to Sidney, Nebraska where he lived for about twenty years.

Carter loved athletics and sports of all kinds. He participated in high school sports and baseball, and he loved to play tennis, golf, and snow ski. He was once on the A-Basin ski Patrol. He enjoyed working out and spent much time in the Cheyenne County Community Center. He took great pleasure in following his younger sibling’s sports adventures and in recent years enjoyed watching his nieces and nephews compete in team sports and track & field, until his health failed him within the past few months.

Carter was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney, and he was also a member of the Lisco American Legion Club.

Carter is survived by his five brothers: Donald of Canon City, Colorado, Robert of Longmont, Colorado, Joseph (Marlys) of Cheyenne, Wyoming, William (Molly) of Lisco, Nebraska, and Ronald of Duluth, Minnesota. He is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews and several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Marjorie, and an infant sister, Mary Ann.
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