Jeffrey "JV" R. Vogel, Brodhead (1963 - 2014)

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May 25, 1963 - May 4, 2014

Jeffrey “JV” R. Vogel, age 50, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Janesville, WI. He was born on May 25, 1963 in Monroe, WI, the son of Robert and Beverly (Brager) Vogel. JV graduated from Brodhead High School in 1981 and attended UW-Milwaukee. He endured a lifelong struggle with diabetes and its complications, yet he maintained an unbeatable spirit. JV had coached youth softball and baseball as well as the Brodhead 7th and 8th grade girls basketball team. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, photography, and being outdoors. He was a member of the Adaptive Sportsmen Inc, which provides recreational opportunities for physically challenged people. He touched many lives with his friendship and would not want his friends to be sorry that he is gone.

He is survived by his mother, Beverly, Brodhead; siblings, Barbra (Deborah Burns) Vogel, Newburyport, MA, Robbyn (Scott) Buol, Monroe, Randi (Tim) Fairman, Ft. Wayne, IN, Andi (Tom) Nipple, Brodhead; nieces and nephew, Gretchen Buol, Amy (Jason) Thompson, Madeline and Meredith Fairman, Lauren and Alex Nipple; and a huge extended family of friends. He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Carrie Elizabeth; and a niece, Ellen Nipple.

A private family service will be held. Jeff’s wishes were to have a public celebration of his life to be held on Sunday, May 25, 2014, from 2-4 p.m., at his ‘Rut Hut’ 1005 8th Street, Brodhead, WI. He also requested that memorials may be made to the Brodhead EMS. The D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, BRODHEAD, WI, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.dlnewcomerfuneralhome.com

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