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Lillian M. Vogt, age 85, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022 after battling Alzheimer’s for several years. Lillian was born on April 21, 1937 to Nelson and Viola (Gummershiemer) Bequette on a farm near Columbia IL.
She was raised in Columbia IL where she went to Immaculate Conception school and St. Theresa’s Academy in East St. Louis. She met her late husband, Carl Vogt, in 1955 and they enjoyed 65 years together.
Even though Lillian had six biological children she was known to many as mom, mother, sweet mama, Lilly Mae, Aunt Lil, Grandma Lil, Mrs. Vogt, mama Vogt, cleaning lady, bus driver lady, room mother, and swim team mom. She wasn’t just a mom to her children but anyone who came through the doors of her home were welcomed with a big
smile, good meal, warm cookies, a bucket of potato chips and great conversation. Lillian loved to garden, bake, play cards, go out dancing with her husband, travel and have a good time. Her laugh was so infectious and her smile remarkable. She had the best laugh!
Lilian was never afraid to be a mother — to put her foot down, to teach right from wrong, to make sure her children did their best. Lillian always let her children know they had a mama who cared about them, who believed in them, and was there for them no matter what. Lillian is survived by her six children: Jeff (Denise) Vogt, Mark (Christine) Vogt, Paul (Connie) Vogt, Kurt Vogt, Julie (Sean) Goulding, Mary (Jim) Shields.
Lillian’s Grandchildren include: Joel (Michelle) Vogt, Emily(Birton) Cowden, Jon(Amber) Wolf, Erika (John) Barbee, Jenna Vogt, Evan (Kirby) Vogt, Sarah (Dan) Powell, Melissa (Alex) Wolfe, Kaitlyn (Brandon) Hinson, Megan Vogt (Colin), Peter Vogt, Alyssa (Cody) King, Avery Vogt, Isabella Goulding, Jade Goulding, Joely Goulding, Zachary Shields, Logan Shields, Lauren Shields; and 10 Great Grandchildren. Also a sister Ann Valleroy and a brother Ronald Bequette.
Lillian was an active member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tipton, IL where she volunteered and was active in her faith. She loved helping people whether it was volunteering her time, helping her neighbors, helping her kids or grandkids learn how to cook, bake, pull weeds in her garden and enjoy nature.
Besides her parents and husband, she is proceeded in death by siblings: Gerald Bequette, Donald Bequette, Glen Bequette, Anetha Birkner, Veranna “Toots” Johnson, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
House of Neighborly Services
or Alzheimer's Foundation
4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until 9:45 AM Friday at Quernheim Funeral Home
10:30 AM Friday, September 30, 2022 at St. Patrick Church in Tipton, IL
Father John Kizhakedan officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL
Thursday, September 29, 2022
4:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Friday, September 30, 2022
9:00 - 9:45am (Central time)
Friday, September 30, 2022
Starts at 10:30am (Central time)
St. Patrick Church
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