William R. Vogts, 84, of Canton, died Feb. 1, 2019 at Pine Village, Moundridge. He was a retired City Superintendent for the City of Canton and a lifetime resident of Canton.
He was born Jan. 15, 1935 in McPherson County, Kan., the son of George P. and Irma Elsie (Auernheimer) Vogts. On June 4, 1954 he married Shirley M. Williams in McPherson. She preceded him in death on July 9, 2016.
He was a member of the Canton United Methodist Church, Canton Fire Department 40+ year member, serving as past Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief, former driver for the Canton Ambulance Service and was an honorary member of the Canton American Legion Post #192.
Survivors include three daughters, Tonya (Dave) McMannis, Canton, Tammy (Ivan) Etherton, Milton and Terra (Roger) Regehr, Canton; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Two brothers, Melvin “Bud” and Merle and three sisters, Ruby Byrns, Daisy Taylor and Bernice Wilson, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Canton United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Canton Township Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Olson’s Mortuary, Canton.
Memorials to the church or Canton Fire Department, in care of the mortuary.