On July 8th, 2021, surrounded by loved ones Harold “Ben” Ogg left this world to be with Jesus and his beloved wife Vicki. Ben was a source of endless laughs and entertaining stories. He blessed the lives of all who met him.
Born in Morris, Il, March , 10 1941, Ben was the son of Harold Sr. and Thelma Ogg of Dwight, Il. He was married for almost 50 years to his bride Vicki Ogg, also of Dwight. Together they raised two children, Peter (Kelli) Ogg and Melissa Ogg. Ben adored his Granddaughter, Jordan Ogg. After graduating from Dwight Township High School Ben served our nation in the US Army. Ben spent 44 years at Caterpillar Tractor in Joliet and Pontiac, Il before retiring to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
Surviving Ben is his brother, Arthur ( Mary) Ogg and sister, Laurie (Don) McConnell, half-brothers John, Reggie and Terry Ogg. Ben also leaves behind brother-in-law Tom (Susan) Wilkey, Steven Wilkey, and sister-in-law Janice (Steve) Kinkade. Along with many nieces and nephews. Ben was a man of God and led his family by example according to God’s Word. He led many men’s groups at Palm Valley Church in Mission, TX. Ben was a self-proclaimed gear head, a drag racer and loved taking his Corvettes to car shows. After Vicki’s passing in 2017 Ben became an avid tennis player at his community in Texas and enjoyed sitting on the front porch interacting with the passing neighbors.
Family and Friends are invited to celebrate Ben’s life at 2pm Saturday, July 24th at Palm Valley Church in Mission, Texas. Interment will be 10am Monday, July 26th at Texas Veterans Cemetery in Mission, TX.
Services are under the direction of Legacy Chapels in Edinburg Texas.
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