Miss Alexandria Kimberly Vogt passed away on February 4, 2012, in her parents’ arms at home in Grand Rapids, Michigan being aged 1 month and 19 days. Alexandria was born in Grand Rapids on December 16th, 2011 at 4:26pm weighing 4lbs 12oz. She was baptized that very day at approximately 4:29pm. In her short time here she brought her family and friends immense joy and love. She enjoyed being sung to, hearing stories told by her Daddy, being wrapped in blankets made by her Momma, going to church, and getting up in the middle of the night. On December 21, 2011 she attended her first church service at St Matthew Lutheran Church. She celebrated her 1 week birthday surrounded by family who continued to celebrate with her through Christmas. At midnight on New Year’s Eve she was kissed by both of her parents; marking her life as one lived in two separate years. January 16th Alexandria greeted guests for her 1 month birthday with a gala event filled with family and friends who enjoyed cake and ice cream with her. Snuggling with her parents was her favorite activity, having never slept anywhere but in their arms her entire life.
She will be greeted in Heaven by her brother, Matthew Douglas Vogt, who passed in 2006; and her paternal grandparents Dr. James Robert and Shirley Robertson Vogt. Alexandria will be mourned on earth by her parents Douglas and Kimberly who love her dearly; her brothers Aden, Gabriel, and Ethan, all at home; maternal grandparents Harry and Loretta Toner of Midland; maternal great-grandmother Goldie Toner of Midland; grandparents Charles and Margaret Bash also of Midland; along with many uncles, aunts, cousins, and dear friends who survive her.
Memorial services will be held the morning of Wednesday February 8th, 2012 at 10:30am at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids. Visitation will be at Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Services on Tuesday February 7th, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Garden in Saginaw, Michigan at 3pm. Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Service, Grand Rapids, (616) 940-7333, will be handling arrangements. Memorials may be donated to St. Matthew Lutheran Church in her memory.
Her parents wish to thank Hospice of Michigan, especially Jessica Johnston and Dawn VanDerKolk from HoM, Dr. William Bush of Forest Hills Pediatrics, the labor and delivery staff at Spectrum Butterworth, their church family at St. Matthew’s, all of their family, friends, and neighbors who supported, prayed, and held them and Alexandria up during her wonderful life. Only God could love you more baby girl.