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Vogelsang, Richard

In Loving Memory

Vogelsang, Richard (Rick)

August 16, 1950 - April 28, 2024

Richard (Rick) Vogelsang, born on August 16, 1950, passed away on April 28, 2024, at the age of 73.  He is survived by his wife, Diana, his sisters, Robin, Kathy, and Linda, and his sons Kevin (Angie), Craig (Rachel), and Tim (Cristen).  He was a loving uncle to Jacqueline, Dan, and Andrea, grandfather to Ashley, Grant, Madelynn, Magnolia, and Josephine, and great grandfather to Autumn.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo.  Rick was a proud graduate of Bayless High School (class of ’68).  Rick joined the U.S. Navy in 1969 and was given an honorable discharge in 1975 as a Seaman (E-3).  During his five-year Navy career Rick was the recipient of the following awards: National Defense Service Medal (FIRST AWARD), Vietnam Service Medal (4 STARS), Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), and SERVPAC Battle Efficiency Award.

Rick’s life revolved around his wife, his family, and his neighbors.  He was the first to volunteer to help his family, friends, and neighbors.  Rick had an infectious laugh, a generous personality, and was loved by all.

Funeral leaving Kutis AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois Rd.  on Friday, May 31, 11:00 a.m.  to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery for a Graveside Service 11:30 a.m.

Service: A celebration of life will be held June 1st at Lakewood Hall, 7901 Fleta Street, in Affton from 12-5pm.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Lung Association.  https://www.lung.org


1 thought on “Vogelsang, Richard (Rick)”

  1. I was honored to take care of Rick. We had the best conversations. He was great. Dearly missed and my condolences.


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