Omer Anthony Vogelgesang Jr.

August 1, 1925September 8, 2018
Obituary of Omer Anthony Vogelgesang Jr.
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

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  • 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)

Past Services

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, September 11, 2018