Wiley Dean Vogt was born on April 27, 1929, at his grandparents’ home south of Tilden, NE, to Harry and Audrey (Grubb) Vogt. He attended elementary school in Tilden, NE, and graduated in 1947 from O’Neill High School in O’Neill, NE. He graduated from the University of Nebraska’s College of Pharmacy in 1951. He was employed as a pharmacist in Tilden, NE, and Yankton, SD, before joining the staff of Saterlie Drug in Mitchell, SD.
He married Fern Schimke on November 11, 1952. In 1960, he and Garvin Bertsch purchased Saterlie Drug, and they were partners until 1986 when Wiley purchased the entire store.
He was active in many service organizations including South Dakota Children’s Aid, the Lions Club, and the Elks Club. He served as president of the Mitchell Lions Club 1962-63 and had 56 years of perfect attendance. He was also a member of the South Dakota Pharmaceutical Association (SDPA), serving as president of that organization 1973-74. In 1983 he was awarded the Bowl of Hygeia award by the SDPA for his community work. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Mitchell.
An avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, Wiley was also a pilot.
He is survived by his wife, Fern Vogt of Sioux Falls, SD; one brother Dr. H. Bruce Vogt (Judy) of Sioux Falls, S.D.; one sister Jackie Olson (Fred) of Sioux Falls. S.D.; one daughter, Dyann Miller (Craig) of Sioux Falls, SD; two sons, Jay D. Vogt (Elizabeth) of Pierre, SD; and Jon B. Vogt (Lisa) of Greenwood Village, CO; and six grandchildren: Jenny Goehring (Tyson), Omaha, NE; Andrea Miller, FL; Gabriel Vogt, Arlington, VA; Joshua Vogt, Alamosa, CO; Zachary Vogt, Bloomington, MN; and Caitlin Vogt, Greenwood Village, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents.