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Ervil "Erv" Lester Vogel passed away at the age of 87. Ervil was born on June 10, 1933 in Wall Lake, Iowa to Lester and Matilda Vogel. He served first in the Army, and then in the Air Force, until 1954. He became a pilot in the Air Force, and after leaving the military, embarked on a career as a commercial pilot, attaining the rank of captain. He flew for many years for Southern Airways (now Delta Air Lines) which resulted in the move of his young family to the New Orleans area. Upon his retirement after a decorated career of flying for over 45 years for the airlines, he began a second career as a charter pilot for numerous Louisiana businesses. When not flying, Erv loved hunting and fishing and spending time at his camp in Mississippi. Erv was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Evelyn, and his mother and father. He is survived by his five children, Mark Vogel and his wife Rachel; Michael Vogel and his wife Eileen; Julie Vernotzy and her husband Douglas; Lisa Vogel; and Linda Rozas, and her husband Barry. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at E.J. Fielding in Covington at 10:00 am.

Capt. Ervil Lester Vogel
June 10, 1933 – March 7, 2021