Trent H. Vogel, 81, of Mansfield, Texas, formerly of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, at the Isle at Watercrest in Mansfield, Texas. He was born January 20, 1937, in Allison, Iowa, to Richard H. and Beatrice M. (Nelson) Vogel.
Trent was raised in Dumont, where he attended Dumont Consolidated School through the ninth grade. He entered Kemper Military School in 1952 and graduated from high school at Kemper in 1955. Trent married his high school sweetheart, Judy A. Davis, on March 3, 1956, in Aredale. He attended the University of Iowa from 1955 through 1957, and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1958. Trent served his internship with the Murdoch Funeral Homes in Marion, in 1959.
Trent purchased the Greenfield Funeral Home in Hampton, in 1960. In 1969, Trent partnered with Gordon Sietsema and together they formed Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Homes, Inc. by consolidating the Green & Sietsema and the Vogel Funeral Homes of Hampton, as well as the Sietsema Funeral Home of Latimer. Together, they also purchased the Vogel Funeral Home of Dumont and Allison from Trent's father, R.H. Vogel. In 1987, Trent became sole owner of Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Homes, Inc. In 1991, he sold the business and moved to Marshalltown. Trent helped his son, Rick, into funeral service by purchasing Pursel-Davis Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Baxter and Melbourne. He retired from funeral service in 2001, after serving families for over forty years.
Trent served as a director on the Mutual Federal Savings & Loan Board in Hampton. He also served as a director on the State Bank of Allison Board and on the Hampton Development Corporation Board. Trent was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and the Iowa Funeral Directors Association (IFDA). He served as director on the Hampton Chamber of Commerce Board and was a member and past President of the Rotary Club. Trent was also a member of the Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge, Des Moines Consistory, El Kahir Shrine Temple, the Royal Order of Jesters and was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.
Trent is survived by his wife Judy Vogel of Mansfield, Texas, daughter Kim (Alejandro) Montalvo of Burleson, Texas, daughter Julie (Lance) King of Forney, Texas, sister Sharyn Bamber of Los Angeles, California, daughter-in-law Kelly Brooks of Des Moines, Iowa, grandchildren Anthony (Delana) Vogel of Ankeny, Iowa, Ariadne (Jeff) Ebel of Omaha, Nebraska, Alyssa (Will) Lewis of England, Alayna (Parker) Van Zyl of Atlanta, Georgia, Alex Montalvo of Dallas, Texas, Valerie (Justin) Ahmed of Arlington, Texas, Matthew Montalvo of Burleson, Texas, Margarita Montalvo of Burleson, Texas, Mattie King of Austin, Texas and Jack King of Forney, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R.H. and Beatrice Vogel and his son, Richard Dwight Vogel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.
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I am sorry for your loss. Trent being a funeral director and I a florist, crossed paths often. He was always good to me, and I enjoyed seeing him. You have my sympathy and prayers. Mona Storm
Judy and family;
Our sincere sympathy in your loss. We enjoyed looking at all the photos, especially the Hampton ones.
Old time friends, Jeanne and LeRoy Meyer Bella Vista, AR
I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I know it’s hard to go through this pain, but I hope you may find comfort in knowing that God cares about how you feel and that He promises that “there is going to be a resurrection.” (Acts 24:15) (1 Peter 5:7) Won’t that be wonderful to see our loved ones again! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.
Truly one of a kind, he always knew just what to say. I missed him when he moved to Marshalltown but would see him now and then. Judy you are in our prayers, and Trent RIP
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