In loving memory of

John Lauren Ogle
May 17, 1954 - February 21, 2022

Ogle, Mr
John Lauren
Muskegon, Michigan

Mr. John Lauren "Sparky" Ogle, age 67, passed away Monday, February 21, 2022. He was born in Muskegon, MI on May 17, 1954 to Lauren & Leatrice (Fuhrman) Ogle. John graduated from Muskegon High School and Ferris State University where he earned a degree in Journalism. Mr. Ogle had worked in maintenance at Camshaft Specialists and various different area shops. Sparky was the bass player for the band "Out of Control" for many years, playing at the very first Party In The Park and the first season of Summer Celebration. John was also an Audio Production volunteer for both Summer Celebration and the Michigan Irish Music Festival.He enjoyed building models, dabbled a bit at writing music and was one of the friendliest hermits anyone ever met. John will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Sisters, Laurie (Lon) Hieftje of Muskegon, Susie Nowosad of Grosse Pointe; nieces, Anna Nowosad, Sarah Nowosad; nephews, Matthew Scherer, Jeff Kroll, Tim Kroll.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Sparky's Life to be held from 1:00pm to 3:00pm with a time of sharing at 1:30 on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Clock Funeral Home. All are invited to dress appropriately in Loud and Stupid attire and come prepared to share music, stories, laughs and a few tears. Please visit to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.


Gregory T. Roberts wrote on Mar 2, 2022:

"Only Sparky could convince a guy into taking his tax money and buy Roto Toms drums instead of a car! Brother I miss you!!!"

Tom Schaub wrote on Feb 24, 2022:

"Sparky enjoyed being the sound man for the Muskegon Economic Club in its day. He was the technician for speeches by varied speakers including William F Buckley, Vernon Jordan, Pat Buchanan, Andrew Young and Governor Jennifer Granholm among others. He usually had great interactions with the speakers and once ended up having dinner and drinks with CNN political analyst Bill Schneider. "

Mary Holmes Sorensen wrote on Feb 23, 2022:

"Will I didn?t know he was a hermit, but I did know he was the kindest soul I have met. I volunteered at what Sparky loved to dub as Summer Rock and Roll Camp. And looked forward to seeing him there every year! It was a special time because Sparky helped to make it that way. I?m so sad to have to wait to see him again. Fly with the Rockers Spark! You will be missed ."