Marcella A. Vogelsberg (nee Groh)


Marcella A. Vogelsberg (nee Groh), 91, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, in Portage, Ind.

Marcella was born on Jan. 29, 1919, to Albert and Appolonia (nee Fellenz) Groh. She married William W. Vogelsberg on May 13, 1944, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church in Barton. Her employment included Enger-Kress Co., Toy World and Vogelsberg Manufacturing. In addition, Marcella volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the West Bend Food Pantry. Marcella loved to fish, especially with her grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was a leather worker, an excellent cook and baker, a woman of fashion who loved to shop and sew and a member of the St. Frances Cabrini Christian Women. Marcella always put the needs of others before her own.

Marcella is survived by her children, William “Bill” (Amy) Vogelsberg of Yale, Mich., Donna (Gerald) Ziemer of Portage, Ind., Kurt (Barbara) Vogelsberg of West Bend and Jane (Steven) Pyke of Northbrook, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother, Leo (Pat) Groh; and sisters, Lucille (Allen) Zautcke and Margie (Richard) Klumb; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marcella is preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter, Mary; sister, Ollie (the late Cliff) Kissinger; and brother, Syl (the late Mae) Groh.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial for Marcella will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 26, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. 7th Ave., West Bend, with The Rev. Jeffrey Haines presiding. Gathering will be at the church only from 6 p.m. until time of Mass and again after Mass. Inurnment at Washington County Memorial Park.


Memorials are appreciated to the Aurora St. Luke’s Hospital, 2900 S. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and friends at the Golden Living Center-Fountain View Place in Portage, Ind., for their care and compassion of Marcella.