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Jenell Vogel

April 7, 1961 — October 22, 2021

Jenell Mae Vogel, 60 years old, of Winona, Minnesota, passed away Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at her home in Winona after a long 11-year battle with cancer.

Jenell was born April 7th, 1961, to Floyd and Lenora Mercer in Money Creek, MN. She graduated from Houston High School in 1979. She met the love of her life, Randy Vogel, and they married on September 26th, 1987.

Jenell worked at Watlow for more than 40 years before leaving due to health complications. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family such as shopping with her daughter, Ashley. She liked to watch the Minnesota Vikings with her family. She also enjoyed traveling to the cities to see her grandchildren play sports. She was known for her delicious cheesy potatoes, which were highly requested at family gatherings. Jenell was a devoted Christian. She attended the Church of the Nazarene (now known as Lighthouse Church) here in Winona and often helped with church functions and activities. Jenell will be remembered most for her kind heart and warm smile. Jenell is no longer "sick of being sick" as she often said - instead she is reunited with her mother, Lenora, and at peace.

Jenell is survived by her husband, Randy Vogel of 34 years; daughter, Ashley (fiancée Rachel) Vogel; stepson Jesse (Brenda) Goerts; two grandchildren, Jacob and Alyssa Goerts; father, Floyd Mercer; two siblings, Kyle Mercer and Cindi (Ron) Van Loon; family cat, Marley; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Jenell was preceded in death by her mother, Lenora Mercer.

The family would like to thank Megan Gruden (Jenell's oncologist) and the Rochester Mayo Clinic oncology and chemotherapy staff. We would also like to thank the Winona hospice staff Sheila, Mary Beth, Heather, Jennifer, and Emma for all their loving care and support. We love you all and you'll always have a special place in our hearts. We also thank Hoff Funeral Home and Lighthouse Church (Nazarene) for their help and support during this time.

Memorial Service will be 12 p.m., Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Lighthouse Church (Church of the Nazarene, 469 Orrin Street, Winona) with the Reverend Sean Fletcher officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m., until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and/or the Winona Humane Society. Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements.

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