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Luise Henriette "Lisa" Vogelbein

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Luise (Lisa) Henriette Vogelbein died peacefully with her family by her side at Riverside Sanders Retirement Community in Gloucester, Virginia on October 29, 2014. Lisa was born in Bremen, Germany on April 30, 1932 to Emil and Henriette Loose (Dittmann).
She was preceded in death by her parents and her older sister Liselotte Laaser. Left to cherish her memory are husband of 62 years, Wilhelm J. Vogelbein, her son Wolfgang K. Vogelbein, his wife Mary Ann, and grandchildren Leigh Ann and Kristen Vogelbein, of Hayes, VA. Lisa is also survived by her younger sister, Karla Almasy and husband Peter of Stanardsville, VA, and several nieces and nephews.
A child growing up in Germany during World War II, Lisa married the love of her life, Wilhelm (Willie) in 1952. Their rich long life and love was an adventure. In 1963, speaking no English, they bravely pulled up roots and moved their family, including their poodle Asta, by ocean liner, to the USA. They settled on Long Island, NY and together, built a successful heating and air conditioning business. They subsequently lived in Florida for many years where they partnered in diverse ventures including an air conditioning business, the Dairy Dipper ice cream store, an Antique Cottage and a driving school. One of the highlights of their intertwined life was an 8 month road trip across America by motor home. On their path through Arizona Lisa fell in love with turquoise. In northern California she learned to pan for gold. Upon their return they dove together into the world of gemstones and ultimately opened a jewelry store. In retirement they spent most of each year at her beloved mountain cottage in Maggie Valley, NC, growing flowers and feeding the hummingbirds, returning to Florida only during winter. Lisa was a dancer; when she and Willie stepped onto the dance floor, others made way and watched in awe. To the end they were true partners in all they accomplished. She will be remembered for her sunny smile, her vivacious personality and her kindness.
A funeral service will be led by the Reverend Jim Larsen, at Apostles Lutheran Church, 7092 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061 at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Visitation will precede the service from 2:00 – 3:00 PM at the church.
Funeral arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point, VA 23062.