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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Jay Ogg

   Jay Ogg, 85, of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away Sept. 13, 2007.

   He was born June 3, 1922 in Gladwin to Arthur and Eva Ogg. Jay graduated from high school in 1940. He attended Michigan Tech in 1941, later enrolled with ROTC Army Corp. of Engineers from 1943 to 1945, then graduated from Michigan Tech in 1947.

   Jay was employed with IBM from 1947 to 1983 as an electrical engineer in several cities. From 1947 to 1953 in Green Bay, Wausau, Appleton and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; from 1953 to 1965 in Poughkeepsie and Kingston, New York; from 1965 to 1970 in Gaithersburg, Maryland; and from 1970 to 1983 in Rochester, Minnesota. He retired in 1983. He was also a member of the Kiwanis West Club and Elder Network. He married Dorothy Reetz on Oct. 28, 1950 in Appleton, Wisconsin.

   Jay is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a son, Tom (Gwen) of Woodinville, Washington; a daughter, Laurie (Alan) Pearson of White Bear Lake, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Heidi and Heather Ogg, and Eric and Michael Pearson; and two sisters, Avis Condra of Gladwin and Ruth (Floyd) Crockett of Midland. He is also survived by in-laws, Wanda and Helen Ogg, both of Gladwin, Marion Reinke of Appleton, Wisconsin, Helen Reetz of Louisville, Kentucky and Ed (Donna) Moore of Green Lake Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and a sister.

   Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 17, 2007 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minnesota with the Rev. Steve Ronningon officiating. He will be laid to rest in Oakwood East Cemetery in Rochester, Minnesota.

   Memorials are preferred to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or for Parkinsonís research.

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Oakwood East Cemetery, Rochester, Minnesota
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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