LADD — Carlton L. Vogt, 84, of Ladd passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017, surrounded by his family in OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born May 15, 1932, in Spring Valley to Ervin and Ivy (Nickel) Vogt. He married Darlene May on June 29, 1952.
Carlton served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. He was a farmer and retired as assistant manager at Cargill Elevator after 32 years.
Carlton enjoyed camping; he was a seasonal camper at Green River Oaks in Amboy. Over the years, he acquired an extensive John Deere collection. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He loved children and to play Santa Claus for them.
He was a member of the Hollowayville United Church of Christ, Ladd American Legion Post 938 and Ladd Moose, and drove a Case 1965 lawn tractor model 180 in local parades.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene of Ladd; one son, Wayne (Jacqueline) Vogt of Peru; three daughters, Lynn (Brian) Pinter of Arlington, Tammy (Thomas) Helm of Ladd and Dawn Whalen of Lockport; seven grandchildren, Jamie, Nick, Greg and Zack Pinter, and Amanda, Adam and Austin Helm; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Fred (Ann) Vogt of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, in the Hollowayville United Church of Christ with Pastor Mike Slutz officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services in the church. Ladd American Legion Post 938 will conduct full military honors at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the church.
The Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.hurstfuneralhomes.com.