By The Mercury

Henry “Hank” Daniel Vogel, 95, of Manhattan, died Monday at Homestead of Manhattan.

The family provided some of the following information.

Hank was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Rossville. He was the son of Henry and Myrle (Hall) Vogel.

He was a graduate of Berryton High School.  He served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army in Company K, 345th Infantry Regiment, 87th “Golden Acorn” Division during WWII.  He served under General Patton and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, receiving the Bronze Star. 

Hank was employed as a maintenance supervisor with California Inn Management, retiring in 1988.  Mr. Vogel was a life member of Post 17 American Legion and Pearce-Keller Post No. 17 V.F.W., both in Manhattan.

Hank was married to Betty (Martin) Lorenz in 1942 in Topeka. They had one child, Lawrence.  They were later divorced.  He married Isla Mae Gates in 1972 and they were later divorced.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Cinda Vogel of Manhattan; granddaughter Lindsay and husband Clint Silver of Osage City; and great-grandsons, Reed Silver and Chase Silver of Osage City; sister Reta and husband Calvin Holmes of Topeka; and several nieces and nephews. 

Hank was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Edgar, Thurman, David and Bernard Vogel; and a sister, Louise Vogel.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, 801 Leavenworth,    Manhattan,    with the Rev. R. C. “Cam”  McConnell officiating. Private family inurnment will be at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Manhattan, prior to the service with Military Honors by the Fort Riley Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice House, 3801 Vanesta Dr., Manhattan, KS 66503.  To send an online condolence or gift, visit  Services by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation of Manhattan.

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