Omer Anthony Vogelgesang Jr.

August 1, 1925September 8, 2018

Omer Anthony Vogelgesang Jr., "Shorty" 93 of Fishers passed away Saturday, September 8th at Hamilton Trace in Fishers. He is preceded in death by his parents Omer and Florence Vogelgesang and grand-daughter Katie Vogelgesang. Born and raised in Indianapolis, he attended St. Phillip Neri Grade School and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1943. He served in the Navy during World War II. On August 28th, 1948 he married the love of his life Reba Hindman. They spent 70 years loving each other, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He spent over 40 years working at Link Belt. In his spare time he loved watching sports especially basketball and baseball. His favorite teams were Butler, Purdue, the Pacers, Colts and the New York Yankees, or any team/sport his grandkids were participants. He also enjoyed gardening and traveling, especially to Siesta Key, Florida. Shorty is survived by his wife Reba, daughter Linda (Mike) Kavanaugh, son Philip (Ruth) Vogelgesang, grandchildren Dave (Lex) and Tim Vogelgesang, Heather (Brian) Wilson, Steve Kavanaugh, Karen (Pat) Dagon, Julie (Nick Vote) Kavanaugh, 14 (soon to be 15) great-grandchildren, and sisters Mary Jane Voyles and Patty Vogelgesang, many nieces, nephews and good friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Albright, Sarah Surber, NP, all the nurses, CNA's, therapists and staff at Hamilton Trace who have lovingly cared for him, especially Caprice and Jas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be mad to the Wounded Warrior Project or Disabled American Veterans. Visitation will take place at St. Louis deMontfort Catholic Church, 11441 Hague Rd, in Fishers on Tuesday September 11th from 9-11 a.m. with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Online condolences and sharing of memories can be made at


  • Reba Vogelgesang, Wife
  • Linda (Mike) Kavanaugh, Daughter
  • Philip (Ruth) Vogelgesang, Son
  • Dave (Lex) Vogelgesang, Grandson
  • Tim Vogelgesang, Grandson
  • Heather (Brian) Wilson, Granddaughter
  • Steve Kavanaugh, Grandson
  • Karen (Pat) Dagon, Granddaughter
  • Julie (Nick Vote) Kavanaugh, Granddaughter
  • Omer Anthony Vogelgesang Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Florence Vogelgesang, Mother (deceased)
  • Katie Vogelgesang, Granddaughter (deceased)


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

  • Burial

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Omer Anthony Vogelgesang Jr.

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Lynn Lawson

September 10, 2018

I met Shorty (Omer) several years ago when l was ask to clean his house by his daughter-in-law and my friend Ruth. What a blessing it was to get to know them and l came to truly love him and Reba. l looked forward to it once a month,it was a special time for me. They always insisted on me staying and having lunch with them. l loved them and their sense of humor. We became very close friends through the years and l felt loved by them as well. We had many conversations sharing our hearts and laughing together. He was a good man and it was obvious he loved his wife and family. I wanna share one of my funny stories about him. One time l came to clean and they were gone running errands. Shorty left a note on the table with my check. lt said "Here's your check in case you do any work" LOL! He would always introduce me as his friend not his house cleaner. I will truly miss him. What a kind man and an honor for me to be part of his life. Thank you God for allowing me the special time with him.

Mike Kavanaugh

September 9, 2018