Ralph Vogelsong


NAPOLEON -- Ralph L. Vogelsong, 84, of Napoleon, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 12:27 p.m.

He was born July 29, 1928, the son of Charles W. Vogelsong and Marguerite (Mawhorr) Vogelsong. He married Mary Barker on April 16, 1949. She preceded him in death on March 17, 2006.

He is survived by his children, Arlette (Larry) McGill of Lafayette, La., Ralph (Marlene) Vogelsong of Napoleon, Annita Losey of Minneapolis, Minn., Becky (John) Breckler of Sherwood, Jo (Ole) Barrera of Bryan, Polly (Charlie) Sulfridge of Hicksville, Rex (Nancy) Vogelsong of Archbold, Sandra Keesbury of Bryan and Stephanie (Mark) Pyles, Santiago, Dominican Republic; 28 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren; brothers, William (Elizabeth) Vogelsong of Cecil and Howard (Juanita) Vogelsong, Sherwood; sisters, Edna Beardsley and Sandra Vogelsong, both of Sherwood, and Joan Vogelsong, Defiance.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth Vogelsong, Harold Vogelsong and Jim Beardsley; and infant sisters, Barbara and Patricia Vogelsong.

Arrangements are under the care of Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon. There will be no visitation. A private service will take place Saturday, May 25, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Missionaries Stephanie & Mark Pyles, c/o Grace Summit Church, 10532 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46845.

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  • My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Another angel has gone home to be with his Eternal Father. Praying for peace and comfort for the family at this time.