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Dr. Theodore J. "T.J" Vogelweid DVM

Doctor Theodore J."T.J" Vogelweid, DVM, 99, of Moberly, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Tiger Place, Columbia, Missouri. T.J was born June 28, 1918, to Theodore R. and Vera (Lloyd) Vogelweid in St. Louis, Missouri. T.J served in the United States Army from 1941 until 1945. He served as a tank commander during the Battle of the Bulge. T.J had joined the military to be an army veterinarian but was put in the horse cavalry. He was assigned to the 14th Cavalry and was stationed at Camp Funston. During WW II the 14th Cavalry were sent on war maneuvers and they rode 900 miles by horse. As the war progressed, T.J was transferred to armor and was part of the 19th Tank Battalion. This Battalion crossed on the HMS QUEEN MARY to England and was stationed at Tidworth Barracks. T.J received 2 Bronze Services Stars, Good Conduct Ribbon, and the Purple Heart. He and Dorothy Danz were married December 27, 1950, in Richmond Heights, Missouri. T.J received his B.S. in Agriculture and D.V.M. Degrees in 1951 from the University of Missouri. He began his Veterinary practice in Moberly in 1952. Dr. Vogelweid was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Northeast Veterinary Medical Association. He served as a delegate to the MVMA Executive Board, member of the Missouri Animal Technician Examining Board, past president of NEVMA and served on various MVMA committees. He was Past president of the Randolph County Health Council and served as the City Veterinarian of the Moberly Health Department. Dr. Vogelweid retired in 2011 after serving 59 years in the Randolph County Community. He enjoyed quail hunting, fishing, and he loved his bird dogs. He was a huge Missouri football fan and proudly sported his black and gold in his later years while he was the "greeter" at Tiger Place. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Vogelweid of 56 years in 2006; brother Bob Vogelweid; and sister, Vera Dolly VonderHaar. Survivors include his sons: Gary Vogelweid and wife Cathy of Auxvasse, Missouri, and David Vogelweid and wife Cindy of Vista, California; daughter, Susie Alfermann and husband Terry of Columbia, Missouri; brother Lloyd Vogelweid of Huntington Beach, California; grandson, Eric J. Vogelweid and wife Emily; and great-granddaughter, Elsie Vogelweid. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Million Taylor Funeral Homes of Moberly, Missouri. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Moberly, Missouri. Burial will follow at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Washington, Missouri. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family asks that memorials be made to the DAV-Disabled American Veterans, Central MO Honor Flight, or University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dr. Theodore J. "T.J" Vogelweid DVM please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Prayers for the family. Dr. Vogelweid was such a helpful vet for all of the animals of ours he doctored. I esp. appreciated the way he cared for his wife as she declined. He has been missed in Moberly and our thoughts are with all of his loved ones. Patty Agee

Patty Agee Jun 5 2018 12:00 AM

My prayers and sympathy to family. I met Ted at Tiger Place when I've been there as a caregiver to other residents living there. We always enjoyed visiting when I was there. I will always remember Ted sitting at the main entrance looking at the newspaper, sleeping, or waiting for a ride somewhere. Occasionally he would be sitting at a table in the dining room and would ask me to get him a drink. I'm very glad I met him and enjoyed helping him out when I could. I sure will miss him, especially him calling out "Hey!" It just seems like there's that empty spot at Tiger Place now. I guess we have something in common, as we both care about animals. It has been a privilege to know Dr. Theodore J. Vogelweid. Brenda

Brenda Price May 30 2018 12:00 AM

My earliest memories of Dr Vogelweid was going to his clinic with my grandma, Naydene Kitchen, who worked with him for years. He was always such a kind, caring man. Grandma loved working for him and talked about him my entire life. I can’t think of a more caring vet either. May you Rest In Peace.

Jennifer Rice May 29 2018 12:00 AM

There are often many times in our lives that we have an effect on people or when we influence them in ways we may not even know. I remember as a second grader being influenced by doc, deciding that I too wanted to be a veterinarian. I still have a picture of myself and Doc with me holding a blue ribbon that he presented to me for my poster on national pet week all those years ago. Here we are 30 plus years later and I followed that dream. I am so honored to have known not only someone that dedicated years to our country but also 60 years of service to the people and the animals of Moberly. Dr. Cliff Miller

Cliff Miller May 29 2018 12:00 AM

I loved Doctor TJ so much. Many years ago, I named my German Schnauzer, TJ, after him and he told me that TJ would always receive good care from him! He always provided good care to all animals. May he rest in peace.

Janet Jern May 29 2018 12:00 AM

Dr. Vogelweid was such a Great friend to our family..my Dad, Lemuel Robb, thought the world of "Doc". I still remember the times he came to the farm to work on Dad's cattle...these two men were men of the greatest generation and I thank "Doc" for being such a good friend to my Dad..my heartfelt sympathy to all of you..Celebrate a life so well lived!

Roberta Robb Kimes May 29 2018 12:00 AM

The "Tara Park Gang" lived and loved to the fullest, many times being led by Ted and Dorothy! I remember one day at the Sun N Fun swimming pool the "gang" were having so much fun that we were sited for hogging the pool and we were reprimanded! Specifically we were making a line completely across the pool with legs spread and we would then take turns swimming/pulling ourselves through the legs underwater all the way across the pool. Ted left us with so many great memories, we had good times, we had sad times, but we never had any bad times!!! Rest in peace good and faithful servant. Claude & Roxie Hawkins

Claude & Roxie Hawkins May 29 2018 12:00 AM

He was a hero to our family many times. He would listen carefully, take a look, and know just what to do. I had no idea this kind, gentle man had been through so much. God bless him.

Jan May 29 2018 12:00 AM

From the time I was a child and our family had an English Setter dog that we loved, Dr. V. was our go-to for help with our animals! After marriage, my husband and I moved several times, but after we returned to Moberly and our parents lived in the Tara Park neighborhood, we saw a lot of him again! It was so interesting to hear about some of his Wartime experiences and, of course, we saw him numerous times to take care of our pet cats! He thought it was very funny to tell Gayle he would need to come to the office at seven A.M., then laugh when Gayle looked paniced!! He was a fine gentleman and I miss him, especially when we pass his office and we re-live some experiences!! You have our sympathy for your loss of a fine gentleman!! Mary Ellen and H. Gayle Wolf

H. Gayle & Mary Ellen Wolf May 29 2018 12:00 AM

Dave, your dad lived a very full life. It was always a pleasure to visit with him when he came to stay with you and Cindy. We are grateful for all he did in getting us our dog Rusty, from Missouri to California. God bless him with the peace of paradise. Joanne and Nic

Joanne and Nic May 28 2018 12:00 AM

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