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Raymond R. Vogel

April 13, 1932 ~ March 26, 2019 (age 86)

     Raymond R. Vogel, 86, a lifelong resident of Westville, passed away peacefully at his home on March 26, 2019 with his wife by his side.

     Raymond graduated from Westville High School in 1950 and went into the Navy where he served during Korean War. Upon his return from the Navy, he worked for General Motors, the railroad and Tee Pak, where he retired.  He was also a volunteer fireman in Westville. During his career, he also owned and operated Rosie’s Tavern, in Grape Creek, IL. until he sold it in 1996.  At Rosie’s, Raymond’s radiant personality of laughing and loving everyone came out.  He was always inviting and inclusive in his home and the tavern. However, Raymond enjoyed most being around his family and friends.

     He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary (Sabalaskey), and two daughters, Ramona Davis (Jeff), Melissa Behm (Skip).  He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Blake, Zachary, Michael, Maryl and Alexander and 2 great grandchildren, Eva and Anna.  He was preceded in death by his father Robert and mother Rosalind “Rosie”, sister Rosemarie and daughter Mary. 

     Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00am, Monday April 1, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 231 N. State St., Westville, IL. A Rosary service will precede the Mass at 9:30am. Visitation will be 4pm-7 pm, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Westville, located at 414 S. State St.  He will be laid to rest next to his daughter, Mary, at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Westville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in Raymond’s name to the Westville American Legion, Martin F. Vutrick, Post 51, Westville, or St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Westville.  Please join his family in sharing memories & photos through his Tribute Wall at

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