Eva Vogel

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Eva E. Vogel, 100, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at the Lutheran Home.

She was born Oct. 28, 1909, in Egypt Mills, to William Fredrick and Carrie Huey Heise. She and Edwin E. Vogel were married March 17, 1929, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death in 1995.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.

Eva Vogel went home yesterday to be with her Lord and her husband Ed, and her formerly earthly, now heavenly families. She and her husband owned and operated E.E. Vogel Grocery, corner of Bloomfield Street and South West End Boulevard, from 1934 to 1969.

Ed contracted polio (infantile paralysis) in 1934. Their family physician, Dr. Ray Ritter Sr., was determined to get him back to health and walk somehow. He succeeded because Ed walked again with the aid of braces and crutches, and continued to operate the store until 1969.

Dr. Ritter often commented that Ed was a courageous man but that Eva was the real hero in the family because she was the support and "glue" that held the business and family together. Both she and Ed were very active in Trinity Lutheran Church and civic activities. It was often said they loved and enjoyed each other and their many friends.

Survivors include a son, Don (Betty Lou) Vogel of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren, Terry Vogel of Seattle, Wash., Duke Vogel of Charlotte, N.C., Roxanne Perregeaux of Mooresville, N.C., Bradley Ryan, Parker, Colo., and Dr. Janice Martin of Overland Park, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, two brothers and a grandson, Gregory Ryan.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Douglas Briete officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.