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Richard Vogt

Aug. 24, 1930-Feb. 20, 2011

Longtime Wasilla, Alaska resident Richard "Dick" Vogt, 80, died Sunday, February 20, 2011 with his family by his side, at his home in Wasilla.

Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the Valley Funeral Home, Wasilla, with Pastor Dan Bracken officiating. Full military honors and inurnment will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in Fort Richardson National Cemetery.

Dick was born to Joseph and Rosella (Chadbourne) Vogt on August 24, 1930 in Detroit Lakes. His stepmother, Mabel Westguard raised him, and he graduated from high school and attended some college. Dick entered into the U.S. Army in 1946 and served in Germany in the U.S. Constabulary, Korea and Vietnam.

After 20 years in the military, Dick retired and started a new occupation in the construction business, as a carpenter. He moved to Alaska in 1973, and lived in the Butte and Palmer/Wasilla areas. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, ham radio and gardening. He was a master gardener, and loved to share his knowledge with other gardeners.

Preceding Dick in death were his parents; two sisters, Jeanette Mayberry and Carol Olds; sons, Norman and Dwayne; and daughter, Patricia Harder, from his first marriage.

Surviving Dick are his wife, Doris "Penny" Vogt of Wasilla; son, Richard Vogt, Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter, Dawn Vogt of Wasilla; three daughters from his first marriage, Mary (Brian) Guinn of Colorado, Shirley Bird of West Virginia and Sandra Vogt; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and three brothers, Russell (Vicki) Vogt, Norman (Dorothy) Vogt and George (Sylvia) Vogt, all of Detroit Lakes.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Valley Funeral Home and Crematory.