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Deborah Stratford
July 29, 1953 ~
December 08, 2018
Date of Service: December 20, 2018

A. Norman Jette
May 15, 1934 ~
December 13, 2018

Mark Weidhaas
July 10, 1951 ~
December 12, 2018

Jean Wetmore
February 18, 1920 ~
December 11, 2018

Vernon Dove
March 10, 1935 ~
December 04, 2018

Anna Mae Nicholson
September 19, 1936 ~
December 03, 2018

Jesus Acosta
November 17, 1939 ~
December 02, 2018

Donald Hargrove
March 16, 1933 ~
November 29, 2018


Vern Voegele

November 27, 1938 ~ November 13, 2018

Visitation: November 16, 2018 3:00 to 7:00 PM
   Location: Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
Service: November 17, 2018 10:00 AM
   Location: Hope Lutheran Church
Graveside Service: November 17, 2018 Following the Service
   Location: Sunset Memorial Park on the Frontage Rd.

Vernon Victor Voegele, 79, passed away November 13, 2018, in Bozeman, MT.  He was born November 27, 1938, to Jacob and Sarah (Arnst) Voegele in Grand Forks, ND.  His family later moved to Great Falls MT, where he graduated from Great Falls High School.  Vern received his bachelor’s degree from Montana State University in Bozeman.

He married Carol Jean McGinley on December 17, 1965, in Bozeman, and they had three children.  Vern was a banker for 53 years beginning at First National Bank until 1983, then First Citizens Bank, which later became First Interstate Bank, until his retirement in 2016.  He was very active in his community.  He was a member of the Elks Club, served on the Board of Trustees at Hope Lutheran Church, on the Board at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, and as a Board member at Butler Creek Corporation. Vern enjoyed hunting, his church, spending time with his family, and donating to various charities.  He also served four years in the United States Air National Guard.

Vern was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; parents, Jake and Sarah; sister, Betty; and brother, Leland.  He is survived by his daughter, Lori (Wade) Dooley; sons, William Voegele and David (Kristi) Voegele; sister, Marge Hermanson; and brothers, Del Voegele, Merlin Voegele and Jim Voegele; and his grandchildren, Dade (Amanda), Ashley (Tyler), Emma and Megan, whom meant the world to him and they all called him “Ga Ga”.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Dokken-Nelson.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park on the Frontage Rd.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 2152 Graf St., Bozeman, MT 59718.

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