HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                   Wednesday, May 13, 2008

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ELAINE K. VOGEL obituary TOWNSEND

(Created: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:10 PM MDT)

    Elaine K. Vogel passed away May 8, 2008, awaiting a lung transplant at the University of Washington hospital in Seattle, Wash.
    A memorial celebrating Elaine’s life will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in Townsend at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran church at 11 a. m. Funeral services will be held in Havre Friday, May 16, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church with internment at Highland Cemetery.

    Elaine was born Oct. 1, 1945, in Williston, N.D., to Martin and Wanda (Storm) Knudsvig. Elaine moved with her family to Havre in 1955. She attended schools in Havre, was confirmed at the First Lutheran Church and graduated from Havre High School in 1964. While attending Northern Montana College, she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Rector. During this time, Elaine met Randolph Vogel of Kremlin. They were married on Oct. 1, 1966, and to this union were born three children. In 1967, the Vogels moved to Townsend. Elaine had a very caring heart and enjoyed being around and helping people. Broadwater County Hospital employed her as a nurse’s aide. After her daughter was born, Elaine began a daycare and balloon business, Elaine’s Flyin’ Balloons, so she could stay at home and raise her family. In doing so, she raised many local children as well. In 1994, she began working at Hennessy’s, which later became Dillard’s, in Helena. She retired in December 2006 due to her diagnosis of Scleroderma. In October 2007, Elaine and Randy moved to Seattle to be closer to the University of Washington hospital and await a lung transplant. Elaine was very active in her church. She loved to help with making lefse each year. She participated in Extension Homemakers. Elaine enjoyed socializing and creating unique items for her family. Her favorite sport was bowling. She attended several state bowling competitions. She enjoyed sewing and made several outfits for her children. Elaine was a bargain shopper! She could spot a good deal from 50 feet! Elaine enjoyed boating, camping and traveling with her family. The family made it to destinations such as Disneyland, Devil’s Tower, the Black Hills and a very special trip with her daughter, Ryndee, to New York City!

    She was preceded in death by her father, Martin Knudsvig.

    She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Randall; her children, Max and daughter-inlaw, Terra of Havre; Rodney and daughter-in-law, Theresa of Durango, Colo.; and daughter, Ryndee and son-inlaw, Pete of Billings; her grandchildren, the joys of her life, Alara and Carsyn Vogel (Max and Terra), CaraLenor and Elise Vogel (Rodney and Theresa), and Peter J. and Jace Hamilton (Ryndee and Pete); her mother, Wanda Knudsvig; and sisters, Marlys (Gene) of Bozeman and Michelle (Cliff) of West Point, Miss.; brothers, Bob (Margo) and Bill (Laura) of Seattle, Wash. And Leroy (Rhonda) of Whitefish; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

    Memorials in Elaine’s memory can be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 or to a charity of one's choice.

    Arrangements have been entrusted to Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                  Friday, May 16, 2008

Vogel, Elaine K.

http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/Cobrands/GreatFallsTribune/Photos/5-16obvogel1_05162008.jpghttp://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/Cobrands/GreatFallsTribune/Photos/5-16obvogel2_05162008.jpg    TOWNSEND - Elaine K. (Knudsvig) Vogel, 62, a former nurse's aide and daycare owner who loved bowling and was active in her church, died May 8 at a Seattle hospital while awaiting a lung transplant.
    Her funeral is 11 a.m. today at Messiah Lutheran Church in Havre, with burial in Highland Cemetery.

    Holland and Bonine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Randall Vogel of Townsend; children Max Vogel of Havre and Rodney Vogel of Durango, Colo.; daughter Ryndee Hamilton of Billings; her mother, Wanda Knudsvig of Bozeman; sisters Marlys of Bozeman and Michelle of West Point, Miss.; brothers Bob Knudsvig of Seattle and Leroy Knudsvig of Whitefish; and six grandchildren.

Published in the Great Falls Tribune on 5/16/2008.

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