Robert Ogden

May 16, 1942
- January 08, 2014



Robert E. "Bob" Ogden, 71, of New Baden, Ill., born May 16, 1942, in Medford, Maine, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese, Ill.

Mr. Ogden was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a Vietnam veteran and retired as a master sergeant. Following his retirement, he was a security guard at numerous places. Bob was a 40 year member of the New Baden American Legion Post 321 and a member of the New Baden Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 3642.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. and Alice, nee Lovejoy, Ogden; sister, Norma Wright; and brother, Lindy Ogden.

Surviving are his wife, Judy G., nee Stone, Ogden, whom he married on Sept. 25, 1963, in Fort Worth, Texas; his children, Kevin (Cindy) Ogden, Cheryl L. Ogden (special friend, Loren Drummond), and Tina Madison all of New Baden; five grandchildren, Amanda (Charles) Tincher, Kevin (fiancee Brittany) Ogden Jr., Nick Thoele, Kayla Madison, and Brandon Madison; two great-grandchildren, Jayden Davis and Lily Ogden; brothers and sisters, Larry Ogden, Arthur Ogden, John Ogden, Gertrude Demers, Gladys Wright, and Benny Ogden all of Maine, and Phillip Ogden of North Carolina. He is also survived by nieces and nephews and he was anticipating the birth of another great-grandchild in February of 2014.

Memorials may be made to the New Baden American Legion Post 321 and will be received at Hempen Funeral Home, 15 E. Hanover, New Baden, Ill. 62265 who is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral: All services are private.


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