Mickey Lee Vogt
July 27, 1951-Sept. 10, 2020
Mickey Lee Vogt transitioned peacefully on the evening of Sept. 10 in the loving hearts of his family. Mickey passed from a traumatic brain injury due to a fall from a ladder on Aug. 28.
Mickey was born in Fort Bragg, to Earl Lee Vogt and Clarice Elaine Vogt. He grew up in Westhaven. He attended Trinidad Elementary School and graduated in 1969 from McKinleyville High.
Mickey served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1974. He then found himself grading 100 miles of logging road for Arcata Redwood Co. before becoming a member of the Operating Engineers Union for 34 years. He moved a lot of dirt in his day. He enjoyed the 12 years he spent helping to create the park bypass betweeen Orick and Crescent City.
Mickey had a true passion for many years coaching many of our McKinleyville youth in Little League. He also coached girl’s softball teams. And he found himself in later years volunteering as an umpire. Mickey’s mom gave him his name after a famous baseball player in her time. He loved baseball!
Mickey retired at age 62 and spent the last seven years easily and effortlessly taking care of his family. He often said it was the job he was always meant to do. He loved providing both meals and sweets for his family and friends. Many often said “The last time I saw Mickey was at the store.” He tended to drive out of the driveway many times in a day for something he felt was needed for meals or needs around the house or to help others who needed a hand.
Mick spent the last 40 years with the love of his life, Connie Vogt. He was the very proud father of Heather Suzanne LeRoy (husband, Christopher LeRoy), Colby Lee Vogt (wife Cecillia Sevilla Voght) and Kathryn Itan Winkleman, all of McKinleyville. Mick was a very pround grandpa and papa to his six grandchildren — Denys Mylissa Kayla Vogt of Fortuna, Mitchell Robert Wagner of Crescent City, Jacob David Leroy of McKinleyville, Brogan Raymond Winkleman of McKinleyviile, Areya Itan Winkleman of McKinleyville, Kiana Ciitlali Sevilla Vogt of McKinleyville — and great-grandson Uriah David Talbot of Fortuna.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Lee Vogt.
He is survived by his mother, Clarice Elaine Vogt, brother Randy Vogt (wife Lori Vogt), brother Earl Lee Vogt Jr., sister Carol Grimes and sister Janice Velez (husband Henry).
Due to COVID restrictions, the family is hoping to host a celebration of Mickey’s truly wonderful life at their family home in McKinleyville in the spring of 2021.
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