Paul M. Vogelsang

Paul M. Vogelsang, 54, of West Bend, passed away on Fri-day, Dec. 12, 2008, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.

He was born on April 8, 1954, to Frank and Anita (Schneider) Vogelsang.

Paul attended St. Mary’s grade school and West Bend East High School and graduated in the class of 1972. He went on to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he majored in music.

He taught music, his lifelong passion, at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County where he also enjoyed performing in the plays they produced. He won an award for his roll in the West Side Story.

Paul was an accomplished classical guitarist and enjoyed teaching guitar in the West Bend area at UW-WC and the White House of Music. He played at many weddings and church Masses.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, belonged to the "Peter Ayer Singing Ensemble" and enjoyed writing poems.

He had a love of baseball, dramatic arts and literature.

Paul found joy in ordinary things, but most of all, he had a deep affection for his mother and his entire family.

He is survived by his mother, Anita; a brother, Don (Sandy) Vogelsang of Milwaukee; a sister-in-law, Diane Lorenz-Vogel-sang of West Bend; an aunt, Rose Vogelsang of West Bend; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Paul was preceded in death by his father, Frank; and two brothers, Ralph and Robert Vogelsang.

A Mass of Christian burial in remembrance of Paul will be held at noon Tuesday at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, West Bend.

Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. The Rev. Mike Moran will officiate.

Burial will follow the Mass in Washington County Memorial Park.

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