Verle E. Fogle, 86, Leaf River, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Neighbors Nursing Center, Byron.
Fogle was born Feb. 7, 1926 near Forreston, the son of Ernie and Ruth (Stukenberg) Fogle.
He was a 1944 graduate of Leaf River High School. He served with the United States Army during World War II.
He married Betty Kuntzelman in 1947. She died Feb. 14, 1993. He married Lois Linker on July 19, 1996 at Forreston.
Fogle was employed in feed sales for many years. His employment included Adeline Grains and was also employed by Kraft foods in the agriculture division.
He later served as plant manager for the Henneger Company in Michigan.
He later worked as a independent Insurance agent and also for Northwest Mutual of Illinois. He served the Leaf River, Freeport and Byron area.
Fogle helped start the Little League and Cub Scouts program in Leaf River. He was also active with the Boy Scouts of America.
He enjoyed watching and feeding birds, walking. and following his investments.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Emerson (Lisa) Fogle, Springfield, Mo., Gary (Debbie) Fogle, Bettendorf, Iowa, and Michael (Sandy) Fogle, Palmyra, Va; 7 grandchildren, Dana Fogle, Megan Rosenstiel, Stephanie Fogle, Allison Fogle, Alisha Atchison , Sarah Fogle and Alexander Fogle; 4 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Kieran and Reid Fogle and William Rosenstiel.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 4 at 11a.m. at Forreston United Methodist Church, Forreston, with Rev. David Poust officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Burke-Tubbs Funeral home, 203 Third Ave., Forreston.
Burial will be in North Grove Evangelical Cemetery, near Lightsville. A memorial has been established in his name.
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