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James J. Voglewede

June 10, 2013

    James “Jim” Joseph Voglewede, 79, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Jim was born November 18, 1933, in Decatur to the late Raymond and Mary (Meyer) Voglewede.
    On May 3, 1958, he married Rowena Ellen Merriman; she survives in Decatur.
    Jim was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. He also was a member of Knights of Columbus Msgr. J.J. Semeitz Council 864 and American Legion Post 43. He coached Decatur Little League, Pony League, and St. Joseph Catholic School basketball for many years. Jim was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals
    Fan. He retired from Central Soya after 41 years of service. He served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
    Among survivors are four sons, Steve (Loan) Voglewede of Orlando, Fla.; Jim (Sandy) Voglewede, Mike Voglewede, and Greg (Teresa) Voglewede, all of Decatur; four daughters, Becky (Romi) Bose of Naperville, Ill.; Nancy (Tony) Staub, Patty (Mike) Ainsworth, and Amy (Travis) Moser, all of Decatur; two brothers, Don Voglewede of Fort Wayne and Jerry Voglewede of Decatur; sister, Rosalie Gase of Decatur; 25 grandchildren, Tabitha, Mikayla, James, Leah, Benjamin, Justin, Ashley, Jason, Aaron, Brandon, Miranda, and Cameron Voglewede; Tyler, Damon, Peyton, Caden Staub; Maya, Adam, Tristan Bose; Sam, Emma, Joe Ainsworth; Devin, Nick, and Lucas Moser; and great-grandson, Chandler Voglewede.
    Jim was preceded in death by a brother, John Voglewede; and two sisters, Mary Ann Nartker and Joan Heimann.
    Visitation is 2-8 p.m. today at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will also be from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at St. Mary's Parish Hall.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father David Voors presiding.
    Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.
    Preferred memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School or to St. Mary’s Building On Our Heritage.
    Online condolences may be made at www.haggardandsefton.com.

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