Donald E. Vogel, 74, of Pleasant Hill, was born April 15, 1949, in Clinton, Missouri, the son of Erwin J. and Beatrice M. (Greufe) Vogel. He departed this life, Sunday, June 25, 2023, at the KPC Promise Hospital of Overland Park, surrounded with love and family.
Don grew up in Montrose graduating from Montrose High School in 1967.
On September 11, 1976, he was united in marriage to Catherine Lynne Jackman in Independence.
Don was employed as an Injection Mold Designer for the Hallmark Corporation. He also co-owned and was vice-president of High-Quality Plastics in Pleasant Hill. While his children were young, he was Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop #283 of Raytown and coached both baseball and softball. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling, camping, working on his farm, and recently started restoring a 1935 Ford Pickup.
He was an active member of the St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill having served on the church building committee, as parish council leader, and sang in the choir. He was a former member of the Harrisonville Knights of Columbus Council and was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council #13113-Sons of Mercy. He was a past Grand Knight of Council #13113 and was Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Assembly of Father Donnelly Chapter #566. He will long be remembered for his passionate support for the Special Olympics of Missouri through his organization of numerous fundraising events including several motorcycle runs and raffles. Following is a message shared from the church which helps summarize Don’s involvement. “We cannot begin to list all of the activities and commitments that Don and Cathy have been involved with at St. Bridget and the Knights of Columbus. We can attest that there was not a more staunch supporter of the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus than Don. The checklist is lengthy and admirable. Rest in peace our dear friend, Don. May perpetual light shine upon you!”
Don was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Ava Faith Vogel.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy of Pleasant Hill; three children, Jerry (and Larissa) Hammond, Jennifer Thompson (and Mike McNeal), and Jimmy (and Lissa) Vogel, all of Pleasant Hill; nine grandchildren, Britteni Glendenning, Jessica (and Chris) Mize, Shawn Hammond, Seth Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Bradley Vogel, Parker Vogel, Cooper Vogel, and Emmilyn Vogel; three great grandchildren, Draven Glendenning, Daphne Glendenning, and Matthew Mize; five siblings, Barbara (and Ed) Steinbach of Montrose, Carolyn (and Mike) Pope of Garfield, Arkansas, Bill (and Deb) Vogel of Montrose, Judy (and Dennis) Daugherty of Raymore, and Jerry Vogel of Deepwater; other relatives and friends.
Recitation of the Rosary, visitation, and Mass of Christian Burial were held Thursday, June 29, 2023, at the St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill. Reverend Curt Vogel officiated. Casket bearers were all his grandchildren, Britteni Glendenning, Jessica Mize, Shawn Hammond, Seth Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Bradley Vogel, Parker Vogel, Cooper Vogel, and Emmilyn Vogel.
Cremation was accorded following services. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Missouri Special Olympics and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.StanleyEdenburn.com.
Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550