Wiley Dean Vogt


April 27, 1929 - July 23, 2011


Wiley Dean Vogt was born on April 27, 1929, at his grandparents’ home south of Tilden, NE, to Harry and Audrey (Grubb) Vogt.  He attended elementary school in Tilden, NE, and graduated in 1947 from O’Neill High School in O’Neill, NE.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska’s College of Pharmacy in 1951.  He was employed as a pharmacist in Tilden, NE, and Yankton, SD, before joining the staff of Saterlie Drug in Mitchell, SD.

He married Fern Schimke on November 11, 1952. In 1960, he and Garvin Bertsch purchased Saterlie Drug, and they were partners until 1986 when Wiley purchased the entire store.

He was active in many service organizations including South Dakota Children’s Aid, the Lions Club, and the Elks Club. He served as president of the Mitchell Lions Club 1962-63 and had 56 years of perfect attendance. He was also a member of the South Dakota Pharmaceutical Association (SDPA), serving as president of that organization 1973-74. In 1983 he was awarded the Bowl of Hygeia award by the SDPA for his community work. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Mitchell.

An avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, Wiley was also a pilot.

He is survived by his wife, Fern Vogt of Sioux Falls, SD; one brother Dr. H. Bruce Vogt (Judy) of Sioux Falls, S.D.; one sister Jackie Olson (Fred) of Sioux Falls. S.D.; one daughter, Dyann Miller (Craig) of Sioux Falls, SD; two sons, Jay D. Vogt (Elizabeth) of Pierre, SD; and Jon B. Vogt (Lisa) of Greenwood Village, CO; and six grandchildren: Jenny Goehring (Tyson), Omaha, NE; Andrea Miller, FL; Gabriel Vogt, Arlington, VA; Joshua Vogt, Alamosa, CO; Zachary Vogt, Bloomington, MN; and Caitlin Vogt, Greenwood Village, CO.  He was preceded in death by his parents.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, July 27, 2011
11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Lee Feinstein on August 8, 2011
On behalf of the Feinstein Family who lived in Mitchell in the 1950's and 1960"s, we send our heartfelt sympathies to the Vogt family. Saterllee Drug's was a mainstay in Mitchell, and we shopped often and always had presecriptions filled. Wiley was always cheerful and a great conversationalist. I had many good times with him. Best regards, Lee Feinstein on behalf of my father, Norlie Feinstein, age 90 and living in Minneapolis as well as my brother Steve Feinstein and sister Cathy Molever Feinstein.
Posted by Shirley Wuertzer on July 25, 2011
Dyann, so sorry to hear about your dad. I'd known him ever since I moved to Mitchell. And really did enjoy them as neighbors. You and your family have my most sincere sympathy
Posted by Bill Peterson on July 25, 2011
Jay, we were deeply saddened to learn of your father's passing. Please know that we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by David Wolff on July 25, 2011
Jay and family, My deepest sympathy. Sounds like he was an excellent pharmacist.
Posted by Brad Tennant on July 25, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Posted by Gordon Garnos on July 25, 2011
Sorry to hear of your father's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Lowell and Sherry Arens on July 25, 2011
Sorry to hear of Wiley's death.I worked for Wiley and Garvin at Saterlie Drug while I was attending classes at DWU. I graduated in January of '70 and never forgot the good times with Wiley and Garvin. Wiley was always the one to keep you laughing and made my time at work a fun time.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Vogt family.
Posted by Michael Pangburn on July 25, 2011
Jay, Liz and the rest of the family: I'm sorry to learn of your father's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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