Winfred Edward Vogt
September 22, 1934 – February 27, 2019
Winfred Edward Vogt was born to Edward Vogt and Hulda (Keuker) Vogt in South Branch, MN. He grew up on a farm with 5 sisters and 2 brothers; Gertrude, Charlotte, Margarette, Isabelle, Anna Lee, Carl and David. Gertrude and Margarette preceded him in going to Glory with our Lord.
Shortly after Winfred married Carol Jean Petterson from St. James, he joined the Army and they moved to El Paso, Texas. He got the privilege of going out to White Sands and launching missiles. He was able to take pictures, and in the following century, his granddaughter got to proudly share a CD with these pictures to her middle school on Veterans Day.
After the military and going back to help the family farm, Win and Carol decided to move to the majestic mountains in Hamilton, Montana and became outfitters. After that, Win worked for the state, contracting and ended up in Cut Bank, MT. Win absolutely loved sports. He played minor league baseball. He enjoyed the outdoors and was certainly adventurous. He and his brother David built a ramp to ski over in Lake Florida. Win also loved hunting, shooting, horseback riding… and shared those loves with his children and grandchildren. Before he started his own construction company, Win raced and repaired motorcycles and snowmobiles, so his family had plenty of toys for entertainment! Win had an entire wall of shelving with trophies on it. One of his favorite sayings was, “Work hard! Play hard!” And he ABSOLUTELY meant both of those!
Win served God’s children by being on his church’s board, singing in the church choir, served on the Cut Bank City Council... He had so many talents, including becoming an airplane pilot, that it would be hard to list them all, but his children remember all of the teaching AND working - things he taught them. Memories forever imprinted in their minds along with the love they hold in their hearts.
Winfred and Carol had Jean Win, Brian Michael of Helena, and Heidi Jo of Idaho Falls. Jean preceded him in going to Glory. Winfred had a second marriage to Janet Outness. They had a daughter, Diane Renae of San Antonio. He was very proud of all of his children and each of their individual accomplishments. Betty Dean was Win’s long-lifetime partner, who preceded him in death and was one of the best people any of us have known.
Winfred has a lot of family, but the closest to him that survive him are his son Brian (Lora), and daughters Heidi (Terence), and Diane, as well as Heidi’s children: Terence (Latasia), Brandon (Leilani), Christopher (Marisela), Victoria and Nicholas. Surviving great-grandchildren are Anthony, Damian, Rhylei, Nathanial Gunner, Alika, Brandon Jr. and Sophia.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 16th, at 11:30am, at Hope Lutheran Church: 2071 12th St./Idaho Falls, ID Please, don’t send flowers; send any memorials to Hope Lutheran School to help us continue to give children a Christ-centered education. Thank you.
- Memorial Service Saturday, March 16, 2019