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Clarence Vogt

June 18, 1933 — January 25, 2024

Yankton

Clarence Vogt, age 90, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Thursday, January 25, 2024 at his home.

Funeral services are 11:00 AM, on Friday, February 2, 2024 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend Steve Weispfennig officiating.  Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery in Scotland, South Dakota with military honors provided by the Scotland VFW and American Legion.  Visitation is from 9:30 to 11:00 AM, on Friday before the services at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Pallbearers are his grandchildren.

Clarence was born June 18, 1933 in Scotland, South Dakota to Fred and Clara (Bierman) Vogt.  He grew up in the Olivet, Kaylor and Scotland areas and graduated from Scotland High School.  Clarence then joined the United States Army and served as a mechanic at an army base in Louisiana for two years.  After his honorable discharge, Clarence moved back to Scotland where he farmed for many years and then started his Vogt Electric business in addition to farming.  In the early 1970’s, he moved into Scotland continuing with his Vogt Electric Work.  In 1978, Clarence moved to Yankton.  He worked as a mechanic and electrician at the Marina in Yankton.  He returned to his Vogt Electric Business for many years.  Clarence worked at the Human Services Center as an electrician, followed by him becoming a state electrical inspector.  In 1988, Clarence developed Lakeview Court, a mobile home park across from the marina where he lived and managed for many years.  

Clarence enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed dancing and music, especially on the guitar.  He loved playing cards, mostly pinochle.  He really enjoyed spending time with his family at the farm.  He loved going out for coffee.  Clarence was always working on some project. Clarence was a kind hearted man who was always willing to help someone out.  He was a man of great faith and participated in church in many ways.  He was loved by many and will be missed.

Clarence is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Rob) Cotter of Goodland, KS and Darcy (John) Kleinschmit of Norfolk, NE; six grandchildren: Tom Cotter, Katrina (Jake) Crockford, Jay Cotter, Jessica (Andrew) Licking, Darek (Randi) Kleinschmit, and Karissa Kleinschmit; five great grandchildren: Fred Cotter, Blakely, Nora, and Brigham Licking, and Cole Crockford; one brother, Donald (Rita) Vogt of Sioux Falls, SD; nephew, Dwight Vogt of Kansas City; and several cousins.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Lyle and David Vogt; brother, Marvin Vogt; nephew, Doug Vogt; former spouse, Laverna Stoebner; and wives, Arlene Gall and Bernice Wagner.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, February 2, 2024

9:30 - 11:00 am

St. John's Lutheran Church

1009 Jackson St, Yankton, SD 57078

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 2, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am

St. John's Lutheran Church

1009 Jackson St, Yankton, SD 57078

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