Pensacola family members of 20 loses patriarch, grandfather to COVID

When your family members is as significant as Pensacola’s Wogsland loved ones, you cannot find the money for to drop your rock, that a person continual resource of tranquility and balance. 

But the Wogsland spouse and children shed theirs July 17 when Leonard Wogsland died of COVID-19 at the age of 68, and now the household has launched a GoFundMe account to aid them pay for a host of unexpected costs that prolong past his funeral. 

In the months leading up to his loss of life, 20 of Leonard Wogsland’s spouse and children users lived possibly with him or upcoming door to him. He lived with his spouse, Kathleen, their grownup son, Mike, and his spouse, alongside with their 5 small children. Following doorway lived Leonard’s grownup daughter, Molly, and her husband and 10 young children. 

Leonard Wogsland had 18 grandchildren entirely, even though the other a few are living in Atlanta with their mother. 

Kathleen Wogsland, left, and Mike Wogsland talks Monday about the death of family patriarch Leonard Wogsland, who died July 17 at age 68 of COVID-19.

If it is really a tiny convoluted to recognize the Wogsland spouse and children tree, picture how tough it was for the loved ones to are living and coexist during the pandemic. And then try to visualize how a lot far more chaotic the condition grew to become when Hurricane Sally ripped the roof off of Leonard and Kathleen’s Brent dwelling in September 2020. 

“The morning (Sally) strike, the pet dog was likely nuts,” Kathleen mentioned, recalling the early morning of Sept. 16, 2020. “As I walked via the hallway there, I seemed and went, ‘Oh my gosh.’ And as I flipped the mild on, the tiny twister, tornado, whatsoever it was, it virtually twisted the roof off and flung it. The storm arrived raging in and in minutes we experienced 3 inches of water in the property. Then the ceiling arrived crashing in. So we misplaced anything.”