David Allen Vogel

February 3rd, 1949November 21st, 2017

Thornton resident David Vogel went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Broomfield Skilled Nursing in Broomfield. He was 68 years old.

He was born on February 3, 1949, the son of Wilma (Fruend) and Carl F. Vogel. He was raised on a farm in Carlyle, IL, until he was 18 years old when he joined the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. He attained the rank of Sergeant after his time spent at Cameron Bay in Vietnam.  After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he moved to Denver in 1972. On August 21, 1976, Dave was united in marriage to Julie Reed at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Broomfield. They were married 41 years and remained in the Denver area until his death.

Dave graduated with two Associate Degrees, one in welding, and one in electronics. He worked for the City of Thornton for 28 years as a field maintenance worker in the water department repairing leaks and working on meters as well as driving heavy equipment.

He loved to play baseball, basketball and pool. Dave also enjoyed cars and trucks, watching football and riding his bike. He was an avid walker, but especially loved the time spent with his family, and with his strong faith, never missed church.

Preceding Dave in death were his parents, and his infant daughter Tenessa.

Family members left to cherish his memory are his wife Julie, sons Wayne Vogel and Kevin Vogel, two grandchildren Madison Vogel and Cayden Vogel.  Surviving siblings are Ruth Ann Dexheimer, Sharon Wottrich, Donnie Vogel, Donna Glaub and sister-in-law Mariann Schmelz.

Memorials may be made in Dave’s name to Denver Hospice.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 10:30 A.M., at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Broomfield.

Burial will be in Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO.






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I am so sorry to hear about David's death. Know that you, his family, are in our thoughts and prayers. May our loving Lord hold you in His hands to comfort you and strengthen you in your time of mourning. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord that they may rest from their labors." Rev. 14:13 God's richest blessings always, Wayne and Joyce Knolhoff