Wanda Vogler (May 05, 1944 - September 13, 2023)

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Wanda Vogler
  • May 05, 1944
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  • September 13, 2023

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Wanda Gail (Johnson) Vogler went to be with the Lord on September 12th, 2023, aged 79. Wanda was born May 5th, 1944, in Cherokee Co. AL. She and husband Richard “Dick” traveled the USA and world, visiting 57 countries. She passed away from a heart attack while visiting Cairo, Egypt.

She will be deeply missed by Dick, her husband of 58 years; sons Tracy (Leah) of Livermore, CA, and Terry (Theresa) of Sasebo, Japan; AFS exchange student daughter Karen Verheyden (Patrice) of Belgium; grandchildren Chase and Molly; and friends and family in AL, IL, OH, VA, and FL. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Wanda grew up in Anniston and Gadsden, Alabama as an only child. She was a graduate of the University of Dayton and The Ohio State University. She was a teacher, career counselor, and director of a STEM program in Dayton, OH for 18 years.

When they moved to The Villages, Florida, Wanda became a volunteer Guardian ad Litem and advocated for numerous children in Dependency for 19 years. Wanda found a calling she didn’t know she had when she became a Guardian. She was also often a mentor to new Guardians. Gardening and baking were her other passions. She always had a colorful garden and said it was where she did some of her best thinking. She was known for her delicious pies and considered sharing them as a way to show caring for others.

Wanda was a founding member and officer of P.E.O. Chapter IT, The Villages, an officer in Voices for Children of North Central Florida, and served in various capacities in her church. Previously in the Dayton, Ohio area for 37 years, Wanda served a President for TWIGS, the local chapter of AFS Intercultural Exchange Programs, and the Dayton Raiders club swim team.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 ET / 1CT pm, Monday September 25th, 2023 at the New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages, FL. A livestream and recording will be available at ncumcfl.com/celebrations-of-life. In lieu of flowers, she requested that donations be made to Voices for Children of North Central Florida (www.voices4childrenfl.org).


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  1. Wendi lit a candle:
    28 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 28, 2023 at 9:34:20 AM

  2. Wendi lit a candle:
    28 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 28, 2023 at 9:33:34 AM

  3. Terry Vogler lit a candle:
    24 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 24, 2023 at 9:39:27 PM

  4. Jan miller says:
    22 Sep 2023
    So sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. A great person to all of us. ! Our deepest sympathies Dick.
    Jim and Jan miller

  5. Diana Braddom says:
    22 Sep 2023
    In memory of Wanda: We will miss our P.E.O. sister from Chapter IT. She was caring and dedicated to the goals of education for women. Diana Braddom
    Chapter IF

  6. The Harper Sisters says:
    22 Sep 2023
    Dick, Terry, Tracy and families and Karen, our prayers and thoughts are with you all..May God surround you with His loving arms and give you peace and comfort..Love and hugs..
    The Harper Sisters: Kathy and Mick Waters, Marilyn and Ronnie Smith, Debbie and Eldon Derry, Melinda and Dan Horton and families..

  7. Karen Verheyden lit a candle:
    22 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 22, 2023 at 9:54:51 AM

  8. Salvatore Vicinanza lit a candle:
    22 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 22, 2023 at 9:05:40 AM

  9. Janet &Roger says:
    21 Sep 2023
    Wanda was such a wonderful cousin! Always greeting us with that smile and southern accentWe will miss her at all of our get togethers.

  10. Pamela Douglas says:
    21 Sep 2023
    Wanda was my best friend for more than 30 years. I could talk with her about anything and get a truthful and caring response. I am so thankful that she was in Dayton this summer, and I was blessed to have lunch with her. I gave her a big hug as we parted, not knowing that would be the last time I would see her this side of Heaven. It doesn't seem real that she is gone, but I will see her again. Dave and I visited them in Florida many times and was always shown the best time. We enjoyed her cooking and most of all having a great time of fellowship. God bless Dick, Terry, Tracy and all her family. Dave and I love you all!!!!!

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