Marguerite Ohrt Fogo, 81, West Branch
Obituaries · April 30, 2008

Marguerite Ohrt Fogo, 81, of West Branch died Monday April 28, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008, at the West Branch United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Burial will be in the Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the West Branch First Responders. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Marguerite was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Cedar County, the daughter of Orville and Bertha Reed Taylor. On Nov. 29, 1941, she was united in marriage to William Ohrt; he died in 1976. She was married on June 2, 1978, to William Fogo; he died in 1997.

She and her husband William Ohrt had owned and operated the Hoover Café and Hotel in West Branch for several years and she also was employed at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in the dietary Department.

She was a member of the West Branch United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge in Iowa City and enjoyed the coffee club at Bruster’s and playing BINGO.

She is survived by three daughters: Nancy (Terry) Johnson of Iowa City, Carol (Ron) Hills of Tipton and Sandy (Larry) Bell of West Branch; one son Robert (Judy) Ohrt of Tipton; grandchildren: Tammy (Rick) Bouzek of Colorado Springs, Colorado, David (Deb) Johnson of Solon, Michelle (Jeff) Wolfram of Iowa City, Rodney (Deb) Ohrt of Stanwood, Tracy (Terry) Stotler of Solon, Amanda Ohrt of Cedar Rapids, Curtiss Hills of Ocala, Florida, Douglas (Rachel) Hills of Iowa City, Matthew Hills (Jeanna) of West Branch, Dustin Hills of Iowa City, Darcy (Scot) Wall of Magnolia, Texas, Danyel (Brady) Glazebrook of Bettendorf and Rande (Devin) Ladehoff of North Liberty; 30 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ted Taylor of Wilton and Bob (Marian) Taylor of West Liberty.

Preceding her in death were her husbands William Ohrt and William Fogo; two sisters, Gladys Taylor and Lucy Anderson; and one great-grandson, Colton Johnson.

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