Vogt, Brandon Dale
Brandon Dale Vogt, 13, of Watkins, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW. Burial will follow in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Brosh Chapel.
Brandon would desire no dress attire. Casual dress only (both days), such as jeans, T-shirt, tennis shoes and a hat if you would like. A little mud on the jeans is ok also. Another thing to wear would be camo or football jersey.
Brandon was born June 16, 2000, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Sean and Tina (Hughes) Vogt. Brandon was entering 7th grade at Van Horne High School with Benton Community Schools. He was proud to be part of the Benton Bobcats football team as a defensive lineman. Brandon was All-Boy. He loved anything that had to do with the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, four wheeling and going to watch his Dad race. Brandon was an all around good boy with so many dreams. He wanted to play football for Iowa and on to the military.
He was very proud of all the men and women serving our country. Brandon even was the youngest member of the Sons of the American Legion in Atkins. He played military songs on his radio to commemorate them every day.
Most of all he loved spending time with his family and many friends. He enjoyed Black Friday shopping with his mom, going to work with his dad on the weekends, and having those boy moments with his friends. Very close to the top of his list, he was proud to be a Benton Bobcat, and ever so proud of his team mates!
One last thing, from Sean and I to all of you parents, please, hug and kiss your kids everyday, and let them sleep on your bedroom floor if they want, go to every function you can make it to, enjoy the time you have because you never know when that time is up.
Brandon is survived by his parents, Sean and Tina, and sister, Tegan, all of Watkins; and sister, Tarrah of Waukon; maternal grandparent, Linda Barron of Cedar Rapids; paternal grandparents, Barb and Carl Zahradnik of Shueyville and Ron and Sharon Vogt of Atkins; great-grandmother, Jeanne Vogt of Atkins; aunts and uncles, Darla (Shane) Meyer of Walford, Mark (Jennifer) Zahradnik of Luzerne, Janette (Brad) Beer of Cedar Rapids, Brian (Jennifer) Hughes of Center Point and Trisha (Lamel) Brandon of Cedar Rapids; as well as his many cousins and great- aunt and uncles.
He was preceded in death by paternal great-grandparents, Yale and Lucille Uridil and Dale Vogt; maternal great-grandparents, Ralph and Rita Schroeder; and a grandfather, Jon Barron.
A memorial fund has been established in his name at the Hiawatha Bank and Trust Co.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.
Published Aug. 18, 2013 in The Gazette