William Vogelpohl

June 21, 1947 - August 22, 2012

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William (Bill) L. Vogelpohl, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at his residence in Taylor Mill, KY. He became a Volunteer Firefighter for Taylor Mill Fire Dept. at the age of 16 and served the Department for 34 years, from 1963 until his Retirement in 1997, and was Fire Chief for 9 years, from 1974 until 1983. In 1989 Bill established Vogelpohl Fire Equipment, Inc. in Erlanger, KY and he was owner/operator of the business until ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) forced him to retire in December of 2011. Bill was also an Avid Golfer and a life long member of St. Anthony Church. Bill is survived by his loving Wife of 44 years, Cheryl E. Dabbelt Vogelpohl; Daughter: Tricia (Ed) Hock of Granville, OH; Son: Todd (Debbie) Vogelpohl of Independence, KY; Sister: Linda (Tom) Hook of Independence, KY; Brother: Ken (Susan) Vogelpohl of Erlanger, KY and 4 Grandchildren: Jacob & Jenna Vogelpohl & Nathaniel & Nicholas Hock. The Visitation will be on Sat., Aug.25, 2012 at St. Anthony Church 485 Grand Avenue Taylor Mill, KY 41015 from 10 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 1 PM. Interment in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials to: The ALS Association Kentucky Chapter 2807 Amsterdam Road Villa Hills, KY 41017 and/or St. Elizabeth Hospice 483 South Loop Road Edgewood, KY 41017. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY is serving the family. Online Condolences may be made at: www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com.


Karen Miller Mellette - Aug 27, 2012

We are heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of Bill Vogelpohl. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God hold each of you in his arms to carry you through this difficult time.

Lance Matiste - Aug 26, 2012

Sincerest condolences to the Vogelpohl family. Bill’s positve influences and love for his family will forever be seen in the great family he leaves to carry on what he taught. He will be remembered fondly and with respect.

Allen Rom - Aug 25, 2012

My thoughts and prayers to Todd and Tricia and the rest of the familty.
Hard to think of towering/strong Bill ever being sick.
I always enjoyed talking with him. I did not know he was a golfer.
God bless all of you.
Allen Rom

Gary Shepard - Aug 24, 2012

My sincerest sympathy to the Vogelpohl family for your loss.
As a former employ I am honored to have worked with Bill, he taught me a lot. He will be greatly missed.

Dan Polinsky - Aug 24, 2012

This man was a class act, and I am privileged to be able to say he was a colleague and a friend. A true loss to everyone who knew him.

Bob Messmer - Aug 24, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Vogelpohl family. I remember Bill well from my dealings with him when I was the Fire Chief of what’s was then Southern Hills. He also worked for me at Summitt Welding. We had great times at all of the events that we were involved in together. He had a very outgoing personality, and I am sure he will be missed at home and in the community.

Mt. Healthy Fire Department - Aug 24, 2012

The members of The Mt. Healthy Fire Department would like to send our sincerest sympathy to the Vogelpohl family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Rob Starrett - Aug 24, 2012

It is was with great saddness when I heard that Bill had passed on..Bill was the always there to afford advice when as a new chief I needed it..We also purchased our first truck from him..I`m thinking it may have been his first also..May God bless him and your family..
Rob Starrett
Higginsport Vol. Fire Chief

Dean Moran - Aug 24, 2012

Tricia and family,
I am saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. May God bless you and comfort you during this time of great loss.

Harvey F. Pelley - Aug 24, 2012

It was with deep regrets that I read of Bill’s passing. For many years when I was Chief of Hebron VFD, I had the pleasure of working with Bill through the Kenton-Boone Firefighters Educational Assoc. and the Northern Kentucky Firefighters Assoc. He was a good friend and a devoted firefighter and I am sure he will be missed by his family, his friends, and the fire service.

Bristol Night Crew - Aug 24, 2012

Note to my friend Billy….enjoy the view of our race weekend – you have the best seat in the house. No need for sunglasses or any others for that matter .
We in our own way (if not together)will celebrate our once annual pilgrimage and raise a glass to celebrate our good times we had together. Thanks for taking us along with you on the ride – we miss you already.
Here’s to 20 years of racing together (maybe 25 right Todd).
Bristol Race Crew

Steve Nierenberg - Aug 24, 2012

Hi Tricia,
Please accept my sincere condolences. Reading the obituary for your Father really painted a picture of a wonderful family man. May you and your family find peace in this somber time.
Speak to you soon,
Steve Nierenberg

Alex Vershinin - Aug 24, 2012

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Fred Cureton - Aug 24, 2012

As part of the E-ONE family I would like to extend my deepest sympothy and sincere prayers to the family for the loss of such a warm and thoughtful man. I have had the honor to work with Bill on several occasions during our short partnership at E-ONE. He always had time to listen and share his valuable input. He will surely be missed.

Alan Hollister - Aug 24, 2012

Bil had a wonderful spirit about him and I always thought him to be a man of good character. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may you take some comfort in knowing our Savior, Jesus Christ, has made it possible for Bill to be in a place peace & rest.

Christopher Fryman - Aug 23, 2012

May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead .Please know how much you are loved and how deeply your loss is felt by all. You are in our thoughts at this sad time. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends May the good memories of love shared with Bill comfort you now and in the days ahead It has been a very difficult year for you. I hope you know that your life has not ended, just changed. The greatest compliment t you can make to Bill, is to keep his memory alive and live your life to the fullest. I think that is the way Bill would like it. He was a wonderful person and had a great since of humor he will be missed by many

Mike Weis - Aug 23, 2012

I met Bill in the late 90’s when we were Ferrara dealers, and I grew fond of the times I had to visit with Bill, one on one. I will miss those visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be missed, by many.

Cathy Black - Aug 23, 2012

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Bill when he was a customer of Morning Pride Mfg. May he rest in peace.
Cathy Black

Suzanne Aldana - Aug 23, 2012

Please know we are keeping all of you in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. Our time here at E-ONE was too short with Bill, but he is in a much better place now and we’ll surely one day get to see him again. God Bless.
The Aldana Family ~ Chris, Suzanne, Delaney & Madison

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