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Doretta Vogler

Doretta Vogler

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.

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  1. Administrator says:


    You and your family are in my Prayers.

    Your Mother was a wonderful person who sure was willing to help others. Those special memories you have of her will last you your life time. She is no longer with you but always in your heart.

    You take care and God Bless You

    Love Ya


    Posted by: Carol Foy – Waterloo, NE – Good Friend Apr 07, 2012

  2. Administrator says:

    Soo many good memories Mom! My Donna curls, waking from naps to see my shoes polished in the bathroom, our Sparta cabin, playing in our neighborhood, your great food, great parties, pinocle, church, family, friends, your cheering us on in our sports, camp, horse races, visits….you have passed the family torch on to Gloria who is now our matriarch and Lyle our patron. We love you mom and will be reunited in God’s timing. Give Dad and Michael Joseph our love and the rest of our family there and loved ones who have already welcomed you. You might be put to work by God helping with home decorations and Christmas decorations and hosting parties and celebrations as well as flowers etc! He has an expert in you- our dear mom!!!

    Posted by: Donna Rausch-Wilshusen – Omaha, NE – Daughter-youngest daughter 🙂 Apr 07, 2012

  3. Administrator says:

    Doretta was a very gracious and generous woman. We were in the same weekly womens cursilo prayer group back in the early 90’s. She will certainly be an asset in heaven.

    Deepest sympathy to the family.

    Posted by: Joyce Gaa – Pflugerville, TX – Friend in Christ Apr 08, 2012

  4. Administrator says:

    Sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Rausch family in there time of loss.

    Posted by: Jason Poston – New Athens, IL Apr 08, 2012

  5. Administrator says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of Grandma Rausch, as I knew her. I loved being at her house. She treated me as if I were her real grandchild. Christmas Day was one of the best times to spend with her. What a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful women. I am blessed to have known her. My sincere sympothy to all of the family. It has been so long since I have seen all of you. Peace be with you.

    Posted by: Jamie (Baum) Paciolla – Temecula, CA – step-granddaughter Apr 10, 2012

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