Steven R. Vogeler, 71, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Steven was born July 9, 1951, in Cedar Rapids, the son of George and Audrey (Goodall) Vogeler. He graduated from Central City High School in 1970. Steven served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was married to Susan Soukup and had three children together, they later divorced. On September 5, 1993, Steven was united in marriage to Bonnie Woodall during the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion. The couple had made Mount Pleasant their home. Bonnie and Steven were baptized and active members of the Calvary Baptist Church. Steven worked as a mechanic on a Winfield farm and helped with planting and harvest seasons. Steven loved to collect John Deere Tractors and attend Mecum Gone Farmin’ Auctions in East Moline, which he referred to as his happy place. Steven was a volunteer at Midwest Old Threshers for over 35 years and received The Volunteer Award for the campground. He was active in The Tractor Headquarters and placed his tractors to the event always around the Tree.
Steven is survived by his wife Bonnie; two children Aimee and Josh (Jenn); daughter-in-law Amy Vogeler; five grandchildren Chase, Gracie, Tristin, Maddisin, Willow; two great grandchildren Oliver and Isabelle; two step children Niki (Bryan), Jeff (Lisa); step-grandchildren Sadie (Ryan), Austin, Lincoln, Mallory, Mackenzie; step great grandson Knox; two brothers Kevin and Gary (Margo).
He was preceded in death by his parents, son David, and half-sister Georgina.
Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Zach Fischer officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Mount Clark Cemetery in Central City. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, where the family will greet friends until the time of the service. A memorial fund has been established to assist the family with expenses. The Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is caring for Steven and his family. www.powellfuneralhomes.com