You have permission to edit this article.

David Vogt

David Vogt

CREIGHTON — A celebration of life open house for David Vogt, 60, Creighton, will be 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Creighton Golf Course.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks are suggested.

He died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton is in charge of arrangements.


David Vogt was born on Aug. 19, 1960, in Plainview. He attended elementary school at St. Ludger and graduated from Creighton High School in 1978. David’s first job was changing tires at Wally’s Service.

In 1981, he started working for Darling International in Norfolk, driving truck. David bought his own truck in 1996 and had his own route until 2004. The next six years he was at home raising his children and working for local farmers.

David started at Key Sanitation in 2010 and then, in 2012, he went to Gerhold Concrete in Osmond and worked there until the present. He enjoyed driving the cement truck and chatting with the local contractors.

David met Kim Lesser of Pierce in 1989. They were married on Oct. 14, 1995. David never wanted to travel far from home, but Kim got him on an airplane and through the years they went on trips to Las Vegas, Florida, Arizona and Washington.

David and Kim celebrated their 25th anniversary in October and went on a special trip to the Black Hills.

David’s greatest love was his children, Taylor, Tessa and Trey. He was a 24/7 dad and was very involved in their lives. He encouraged them to try new things and attended their activities. Dave was proud of all their accomplishments. Even when they started to move out, he talked with them daily. He taught them how to drive, do maintenance on their cars, to cook a good breakfast sandwich and how to respect and treat people.

David’s greatest joy was his granddaughter, Aleigha. He would drop everything when she came to give her rides on the four-wheeler to check cows. She loved helping him do chores, and he was teaching her the art of cracking eggs for breakfast.

Dave’s hobbies were restoring old John Deere tractors (a passion he shared with his dad), camping with family and friends, taking drives with his kids and caring for his cows, chickens and rabbits. He was a member of the Bulldog Lounge Pool team. Dave passed his love for pool onto his kids and was always up for a game.

He leaves behind his spouse and best friend, Kim; a son, Taylor (fiancée Tami Dostal); a granddaughter, Aleigha; a daughter, Tessa (boyfriend Caleb Pedersen); a son, Trey; his mother, Marlene (Gelvin) Stevens; his brother, Cory; his sisters, Anne (Dave) Condon and Karyn (Ronnie) Steffen; his in-laws, Doug and Sharon Lesser; his sisters-in-law, Hollie (Bob) Zurcher and Julie Lesser; his brothers-in-law, Mike (Kelly) Lesser and Ben (Megan) Lesser; his nieces, Ellyse (Brent) Kruger, Emily Lesser and Grace Steffen; his nephews, Cole, Nathan and Carter Condon, R.J. (Nicole) Zurcher, Ryan (Maranda) Zurcher, Charlie Lesser and Isaac Steffen; five great-nieces; five great-nephews; an aunt, Grace Meikle; uncles Dale (Linda) Meikle, John (Marlene) Vogt, Don Vogt and Jerry Vogt; and numerous cousins and friends.

David is up in heaven with his father, Robert Vogt; grandparents and aunts and uncles.

In other news

CREIGHTON — Services for Lonnie Opkis, 75, Creighton, are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton. Opkis died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Avera Creighton Care Centre.

O’NEILL — Services for Ramon Sprague, 86, O’Neill, will be 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with the Rev. Joe Schneider officiating. Burial will be in the Inman Cemetery with military rites by the O’Neill American Legion Simonson Post 93. Visitation will be fr…

HARTINGTON — Services are pending at Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington for Terry McPhillips, 55, Brandon, S.D. He died on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at his residence.

CREIGHTON — Ender Lee Davis, 4-month-old son of Edward Davis and Chandra Plunkett of Creighton, died on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at the Avera Creighton Hospital in Creighton. Services are pending at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

AINSWORTH — A memorial service will be held at a later date for Wayne S. “Spud” Bower, 89, Ainsworth. He died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at the Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth.

NORFOLK — Services are pending for Ellen E. Glanzer, 87, Norfolk, with Home for Funerals.

BLOOMFIELD — Joyce McFarlane, 93, Bloomfield, died Wednesday, Jan, 13, 2021, at Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield. Services will be held at a later date.

CREIGHTON — A celebration of life open house for David Vogt, 60, Creighton, will be 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Creighton Golf Course.

BLOOMFIELD — Services for Joyce McFarlane, 93, Bloomfield, will be at a later date.

Obituary policy

The Daily News publishes death notices and obituaries on a daily basis for Norfolkans, area residents and former residents.

Death notices, which include information about when and where a person died, funeral services, burial and visitation for the deceased and memorial information, are published free of charge.

If families of the deceased desire to have an obituary printed, there is a fee charged for doing so. Because of that, families of the deceased can decide what information they want included in the obituary, as well as if they desire to have a photograph published along with it. The Daily News reserves the right to edit. 

Norfolk and area funeral homes have detailed information about placing an obituary in the Daily News. If individuals want to submit obituary information themselves, it can be emailed to or faxed to (402) 644-2080.

People needing additional information about death notices and obituaries can call the Daily News at 371-1020 or (877) 371-1020 and ask for the newsroom.