Doretta A., nee Keil, Rausch – Vogler, 90, of Red Bud, IL; born September 17, 1921 in Tamaroa, IL; passed away on April 5, 2012 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.
Mrs. Vogler was a homemaker but was also an Avon sales representative for 40 years and had worked for 17 years at the New Athens Senior Center. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL. She was a member of the VFW Post 7710 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed volunteering at the Friday night KC fish fry. She belonged to the Belleville Diocesan Cursillo in Christianity Community. Doretta was well known for her generous spirit and love of Christmas.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Bertha, nee Frech, Keil. Her first husband Lyle Rausch who passed away on Jan 1, 1979. 1 son – Michael Joseph Rausch in infancy; her brother; Melvin Keil and her sister; Verna (Fred) Nadler.
She is survived by her husband Orville Vogler of Red Bud, II;. 4 children – Lyle (Mary) Rausch of Red Wood City, CA; Bryan (Darlene) Rausch of New Athens, IL; Gloria Baum of Collinsville, IL; Donna (Randy) Wilshusen of Omaha, NE. 2 step-children – Diane (Larry) Keil of Taylorville, IL; David (Cindy) Vogler of New Athens, IL. 16 grandchildren: Steve Burns, Mary Timmons, Barry (Lynda) Burns, Jeff (Fran) Burns, Stacy (Rich) Stockard, Bryan Shane (Chrissy) Rausch, Christina Espinosa, Jodi (Chris) Neimann, Kelly (Steve) Strubberg, Laura (Rich) Rogers, Alexis (Mike) Allen, Jonathan Espinosa, Joshua Espinosa, Hayden (Katherine) Rausch, Austin Rausch and Shea Rausch. 20 great grandchildren. 9 great-great grandchildren. 4 step-grandchildren; Michelle (Mike) Covey, Denise (Jason) Tex, Scot (Carrie) Vogler and Kimberly Vogler, 5 step-great-grandchildren. 2 sisters-in-law – Maelene Keil of New Athens, IL; Verniece (Eddie) Keuss and nieces and nephews
Doretta’s family would like to thank the staff at The New Athens Home for the Aged for the extra special care she received during her stay there. They would also like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Passages Hospice for their assistance as well.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to St. Agatha Catholic Church or School.
Visitation: Friends may call at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Monday, April 9, 2012 from 3:00 to 8:00pm (Rosary services will be held at 3:00pm) and on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10:00am with Father James Nall.
Interment: Burial will be held in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.