Richard D. “Dick” Mogle, 79, died Saturday, February 4th at his College Station home surrounded by family.
Dick was born September 19th, 1943 in Winfield, Kansas to Jack and Dixie Mogle. He and his sister Donna grew up in Midland, Texas. Dick graduated from the University of Texas Dental School in 1969. After graduation, Dr. Mogle served with the United States Public Health Service completing a dental internship at the USPHS Hospital in San Francisco. He then served as the Chief Dental Officer for the 8th District of the U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans for two years. He moved to Bryan-College Station in 1972 to begin his private practice which he continued for 45 years, retiring in 2017.
In 1974, Dr. Bob White introduced Dick to Donna Dale. Dick and Donna were married on December 20th, 1975. Together they raised four children – Misty, Greg, Micah and Hannah.
Dick was a board member and President of the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association. He was also an active member of the Rotary Club of College Station for many years having served as a board member and as President. He served with Rotary District 5910 as a Committee Chair.
Dick had a passion for aviation and obtained his private pilot license and loved flying. He was an active member of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), an organization dedicated to preserving aircraft that saw action during World War II, and served as Wing Leader of the past local chapter, the “Ghost Squadron.”
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna, his children Misty Smith of College Station, Texas, Greg and Erin Mogle of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Micah and Julia Mogle of College Station, Texas, and Hannah and Travis Sawin of Temple, Texas. He also loved and adored his 7 grandchildren, Miriam and Joseph Mogle, Haley, Riley and Brayden Sawin, and Jackson and Mikayla Mogle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Dixie Mogle.
He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandpappy, and a faithful friend.
A come- and- go reception and celebration of his life, will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 2-4pm at Grace Bible Church (Creekside Campus), 4601 Williams Creek Dr.,College Station, TX 77845.