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Mary “Isabella” Vogel, 83 of St. Paul, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at CHI Health St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island NE.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Pastor Dr. Russ Anderson will be officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.
Mary Isabella LaCosta was born October 25, 1935 to John and Emma (Kendall) LaCosta. Her father was a fisherman and she grew up and attended school at Picadilly through the 8th grade.
Isabella married Richard Delaney on October 25, 1952 at Port au Port, Newfoundland where Richard was employed as an electrician at Pine Tree Hill, an American radar site. Richard was killed in a car accident on November 28, 1962 leaving Isabella and five young daughters. On March 27, 1965 she married an American serviceman, John Vogel at Port au Port. He was stationed at Jerry’s Nose, which was a part of Harmon Air Force Base, Stephenville, Newfoundland. In May of that year the family came to the United States when John was transferred to Del Rio, Texas. Later they lived in Belgrade, Nebraska and Cheyenne, Wyoming before settling in Dannebrog. Isabella and John moved to Sacramento, California in 1989 where John was employed at Hyster Forklift. They returned to Nebraska in 2002 and settled in St. Paul where they resided ever since.
Isabella was a homemaker and was employed at Johnson’s Steakmaster in Dannebrog and at Heritage Living Center in St. Paul. She loved to sew and work in her garden and in later years she loved to play games on the computer.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, John of 54 years; six daughters and their spouses, Deborah & Ken Harders of Wood River, Jane & Chuck Wieck of Dannebrog, Shirley Delaney of Omaha, Carol & Dave McKeon of Ravenna, Sheila & Gene Horak of St. Libory, and Isabella & Chris Melnychuk of Roseau, MN. She also leaves 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mercedes Tudjan of Calgary, Canada.
Isabella was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard; parents, John & Emma LaCosta; five sisters; Annie, Margaret, Whilomena, Therese and twin sister, Kay; nine brothers; Jim, Stan, Harold, Bartholomew, Bernard, Alphonsus, Roderick, Mercier, and John; and a son-in-law, Bill Reynolds.