Kathryn M Vogel-Larson
Sept. 15, 1920 - Apr. 17, 2017
Chilton, WI
Kathryn M Vogel-Larson
Chilton, WI

Kathryn M. Vogel - Larson, known as ‘Tat’ by her closest friends, age 96, of Chilton, died on Monday, April 17, 2017 at her home in Chilton. She was born September 15, 1920 in the Town of Chilton, daughter of the late Arthur & Flora (Graf) Mortimer. She married Herbert Vogel on May 11, 1940 in Iowa; he preceded her in death on March 22, 1986. Kathryn later married Robert Larson on February 22, 1997 who preceded her in death on July 4, 2001.

Early in her life, Kathryn began working while still in high school as a telephone operator for the Chilton Telephone Company. Following her graduation from Chilton High School in 1939, she also worked for the Dime Store and Nolan Flower Shop. Until her retirement, Kathryn also worked in the cafeteria at Chilton High School.

She was a lifetime member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Chilton, was a lifetime member of Ledgeview Nature Center, the Portland Preservation Society where she also served as Treasurer for 14 years, and the Chiton Senior Citizens where she served as Vice President and Treasurer and was also instrumental in organizing tours for the group through Nationwide Travel.

Kathryn was a high energy individual who took great delight in spending time outside enjoying everything nature had to offer. She treasured time tending to her flower garden and enjoying moments spent at her cottage on Lake Winnebago. In her free time, Kathryn collected bird paraphernalia and went out of her way to help others. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her children: Lynn M. Rollmann, Mary Zirbel, Jim (Marla) Vogel; a daughter-in-law: Patrice Vogel; her grandchildren: Michael (Liz) Rollmann, Michelle (Larry) Tesch, Tammie (Keith) Zelhofer, Meredith (Michael) Bartos, Nick Vogel; 7 great grandchildren: Matt & Pete, Josh, Ryan & Erin, Devin & Marissa; 2 great-great grandchildren: Noah & Micah; and a sister: Alice Kinley. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; a son: Kenneth Vogel; a son-in-law: Jerry Rollmann; a grandchild: Tim Zirbel 2 sisters: Dorothy (Elmer) Daun, Hazel Mortimer; 2 brothers: Walter (Genevieve) Mortimer, David (Frances & Imogene) Mortimer; and a brother-in-law: Forest Kinley.

Private family services are being held.

Memorials may be given in the name of Kathryn M. Vogel-Larson for Ledgeview Nature Center or Ebenezer United Church of Christ.
What a wonderful lady! Katy took care of me when I was just a small child. She became my friend for life. I will miss her sweet, loving personality. Katy was truly an inspiration to me. Rest in peace, my dear friend. Love always, Ann.

Ann Giangreco (friend) - Apr. 21, 2017

What a wonderful neighbor she was! She had so much energy always. And always a smile! I would bring her desserts occasionally and Christmas cookies each year. This past Christmas season she reminded me she had not gotten any cookies yet. I did not realize she expected them. So she got her cookies ... sweets for the sweet. She always had a smile. An amazing woman!

Mary Schuler (neighbor) - Apr. 21, 2017

May God comfort you in your loss. I know that you have many wonderful memories together. May you cherish them dearly. Ed

Cousin Ed (Cousin Ed) - Apr. 20, 2017

For Kathryn's Family:
I know it's sad to lose someone who's been with you for so long...
Especially since she's the one who raised you and taught you right from wrong.
You'll miss her and still remember her laugh and her sunny smile, and how she loved to have family and friends stop and visit for a while. Sometimes those visits ended with her special game of cards!
She tended to her flowers, and birds were always welcome in her yard.
Yes, your Mom may be gone but as you all know, she will always be near...
For you will hold her in your hearts each day of every year. My deepest sympathy, I will miss my friend and neighbor!
Lucy Lakin

Lucy Lakin (Friend and neighbor) - Apr. 20, 2017

Dear Family of Tat, We send our sympathy to you all.
She was always pretty, always kind, always smiling! God bless you all,
Love, Mike and Marcia

Mike and Marcia Ostwald (Friends) - Apr. 20, 2017

Kathryn always had a smile
on her beautiful face, and
had impeccable knack of
dressing like a lady all the
time. She will be missed,
indeed. Sympathy goes out
to all her friends and family,
Until we meet again, dear
friend, may you rest in

Don and Connie Waldvogel (Church family) - Apr. 18, 2017

So sorry to see that your Mother has passed away.She was a very special lady to me when I did her hair.God Bless

Bonnie Ott (Friend) - Apr. 18, 2017

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