July 24, 1925 - December 14, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Albert “Al” B. Vogt, age 90, who passed away Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and entombment will be at Hilltop Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church. Sauk Rapids VFW Post #6992 will pray at 5:00 p.m., followed by Sauk Rapids American Legion Post #254 at 6:30 p.m., and parish prayers at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Albert Bernard Vogt was born July 24, 1925 in Lake Henry to Henry & Josephine (Ablen) Vogt. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Al married Phyllis Spychala on Sept. 27, 1947 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He grew up in Waite Park and lived in Sauk Rapids most of his life. Al owned and operated Center State Optical for over 40 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids American Legion Post #254, Sauk Rapids VFW Post #6992, Wapicada Golf Club, and an honorary member of the Sauk Rapids Lions Club. Al enjoyed golfing, playing cribbage, and flying, he was an acrobatic pilot. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of Sauk Rapids; children, Daryl Vogt of St. Cloud, Paula (Dan) Thiele of Big Lake and Leah (Todd) Greer of Sartell; grandchildren, Brittany (David) Wingard, Zachary Kornovich (Fiance, Amy Berg), Holly and Nicholas Greer; great granddaughter, Hadley Wingard; former son-in-law, John (Dawn) Kornovich of Tennessee. Al was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters and two brothers.

Memorials are preferred.

A special thank you to St. Croix Hospice and the staff at The Good Shepherd Community for all the loving care given to Al.