Lucille Emma (Van Slembrouck) Vogel was born on September 26, 1924 in Cheboygan, Mich. to Oscar and Anna (Rocheleau) Van Slembrouck. After graduating from Cheboygan High School, she worked as a secretary for the president of the Cheboygan Paper Mill. She later moved to Detroit where she worked for the National Labor Relations Board and later during the war, worked for the Ration Board.
Lucille's path led her to Stanton, Neb., and while working there as a legal secretary, she met Lyle Vogel. The couple was married in 1950. They moved to Perry, where they started a family and had four children.
The couple moved to Okoboji for Lyle's job in 1964, and there they had their fifth child.
Lucille began working at Vern & Coila's restaurant where she continued to work in food preparation and help manage the salad department for many years.
When Lucille began to have heart issues, she moved in with her daughter, Vicki (Vogel) Willison, where she lived until her death.
Lucille was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church for as long as her health allowed. She was a secretary, member of the Rosary Altar Society, and Catholic Daughters Association.
She volunteered for many church activities including decorating, cleaning, and all types of events. She was also an active member with the American Legion Auxiliary for many years.
Lucille will be remembered for her love of spending time with family and friends, cooking, and gardening. She loved to laugh, listen to music, and add creative details to everything. Lucille's creativity and artistic flair could be seen in many things she did, such as the birthday cakes she loved to create for her great grandson.
Lucille passed away in her sleep, at home Aug. 20, 2012 at 87 years of age.
She was preceded in death by Oscar VanSlembrouck-father, Anna (Rocheleau) Van Slembrouck-mother, Alice Van Slembrouck-sister, Elda (Van Slembrouck) Weber-sister, Allen Van Slembrouck-brother, and Lyle Vogel-husband.
She is survived by Ann (Van Slembrouck) Smith-sister, Don Van Slembrouck-brother, Teresa (Van Slembrouck) Brunell-sister, Mark Vogel-son, Vicki (Vogel) Willison (Mike), Brad Vogel (Michaela), Mari Vogel, Alyce Vogel (Bruce), Heather Willison-granddaughter, Heath Willison-grandson, Aaron Vogel-grandson, Avery Vogel-granddaughter, and Dayton Willison-great grandson.