Norman Edward Vogt

March 6, 2012

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Norman Vogt

A memorial service for Norman Edward Vogt, of Junction City, Ore., will be held March 16 at the Oakville Presbyterian Church, 29970 Church Drive, in Shedd, Ore. He died Feb. 22, 2012, of cancer at the age of 69.

Norman was born Feb. 16, 1943, in Eugene to parents Edward and Frances (Brown) Vogt. He graduated from Junction City High School in 1961 and he was very instrumental in helping put together the 50th high school reunion in 2011.

Norman married Joanne (Yoder) Vogt at the Thurston Christian Church on June 12, 1965. And that same year, he graduated from Oregon State University from the School of Forestry.

They lived in Chehalis, Marysville and then settled in Issaquah while he worked for the Weyerhaeuser Co. He retired Jan. 24, 2003, after 38 years with the company.

After retiring, Norman and his wife built their retirement home in Junction City on the farm where he grew up. He was also very active in the Forests Today and Forever Program, and served on their boards of directors. He loved teaching children about the outdoors and the forests in particular. He also enjoyed hiking, camping and kayaking with his grandson Draven.

Norman is survived by his wife Joanne; two daughters, Victoria Vogt, of Spokane, and Amy (and husband Colin) Hanson, of Spokane; and two grandchildren, Draven and Kalin Hanson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Forests Today and Forever, P.O. Box 1b, Eugene, OR 97440.

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Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield, Ore., is in charge of arrangements.

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