Claude Elbert Ogle

February 27, 1935 - February 21, 2022

Claude Elbert Ogle, 86, a resident of Cape Coral, FL, for 10 years, formerly of St. James City, FL and Ocala, FL, passed away Monday, February 21, 2022, in Cape Coral, FL. He was born February 27, 1935, in Hialeah, FL to Leonard and Mamie Ogle, now deceased. Claude was also preceded in death by his daughter, Brandy Ward, and brother, Leonard Ogle.

Claude was of the Baptist faith and attended First Baptist Church of St. James City until moving to Cape Coral. He spent much of his career working with thoroughbred racehorses and retired from his business, Ogle Horse ID, ten years ago. He certified the lineage of thoroughbreds and registered them with the New York Jockey Club. He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid fisherman and enjoyed many years of fishing with family and friends, in Chokoloskee, FL. He was a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and also sang in the Kennedy Senior Center Chorus in Cape Coral.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ann; sons, Tracy (Renee) and Kirby; sister, Wyona; stepdaughter, Carolyn “Bunny” Cote (Richard); step-grandson, Neal Cooke; son-in-law, Tim Ward; grandchildren, Brittany Juarez (Ben), and Tiffany Burdette (James); great grandchildren, Addison, and Asher Burdette; as well as his many extended family and friends.

As per his wishes, there will be no services. The family wishes to thank Hospice, all of his doctors and nurses, his wonderful and thoughtful caregivers, and case worker for their loving care.  

Memorial Contributions in memory of Claude Elbert Ogle may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or any animal shelter of your choice.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Richard Cote Mar 9, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    I am very saddened by the loss of a very good friend. I do miss him but I will always remember our fishing trips and playing golf. I know he is in a better place now and no longer suffers.

  2. Karen Apr 4, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Claude… what can I say? You were one of my most favorite people in my life! I was sad when you moved to Pine Island and now I am sad that you have passed on. I pray you are happy and look to see you again when all this is over !!! I love you and Anne so much!

  3. Linda Richardson Apr 9, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    I called him “Santa Claude”although I didn’t come up with the nickname! It fit his gentle, generous spirt so well! He made me smile like he did everyone who knew him. May he rest in peace

  4. Jeannette Castle (formerly Ogle) Apr 9, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Grandpa, you are going to be missed greatly. I was hoping you could me the babies this summer but I know you have seen them now. We are going to miss seeing you on our trips down there now. I know you’re watching over us and with Aunt Brandy. I love you and I will see you one day!

  5. Esther Apr 9, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of your passing. Loved being friends with you and Ann. Prayers for Ann, “Bunny” and Richard.
    Love to all family!! 🙏🙏💖💖

  6. Tiffany (Ward) Burdette Apr 9, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Pop Pop, you are so missed. I wish we had been able to visit you in person, but COVID really screwed up everything. I will always remember our fishing trip where you cursed the manatee no-wake zone and the Christmas you gave me cow-spotted car seat covers for my first car. I am so sorry your last few years were so hard. I hope you and Mom are both rejoicing with the Lord now. I used to love it when I would call and you’d call me ‘baby girl.’ I was never quite sure if you knew it was me or if you thought you were talking to my mom, Brandy. Love and miss you.

  7. Margaret Scott, Caregiver Apr 9, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    I really enjoyed the short time I knew you. You were such a nice man. I particularly enjoyed our trips to the grocery store. You told me many stories about hiding your radio from your mother at night so you could listen to the big bands and singing with Ann and your male groups. Rest in peace, Claude.

  8. Margot Alexander Apr 9, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Sending our prayers and support for your loss. Thinking of all of you and especially, your Mom. Love and hugs, Margot and Don 🙏💞

  9. Karen Fendley Apr 9, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    My Uncle Claude was my favorite Uncle .He was very kind and loving to me. He always had a smile on his face. He will be missed greatly . in my life. But he there with grandpa Ogle. And Leonard. brother and Brandy and his mother. and father

  10. Pat and Jack stefanik Apr 10, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    I know you’re in a better place at least we know you’re out of pain we will always miss you, specially at our gatherings we used to have you were always so funny and kept the party going I’ll always remember you by I would say nice to see you again Claude and you to say with a hug it’s nice to be seen. Now that you’re gone I’m going to pick up that phrase and use it and every time I use it I will be thinking of you thank you for being such a good friend and you know how much we love Bunny and Annie our prayers are with the whole family . Rest in peace our dear old friend always Pat Jack🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️🌹🌹🥲🥲

  11. Libby Mahaffey Apr 11, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Dearest Ann, Bunny & Richard ~ Saddened by the news of Claude’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hopefully, at last, Claude can watch TV now with the sound UP!! Blessings to all!

  12. Renee Bishop Apr 13, 2022 at 8:05 am

    Dearest Ann, Bunny and Richard, I will be forever grateful to Claude. He saved my Dads life. Performing CPR when my Dad had a heart attack in our home. He ran over and helped my Mom. Claude was my extended family,friend and always smiling neighbor. He was kind and gentle man. Love and prayers to my extended family. ” It was good to be seen”.❤

  13. Susan Hedin Jul 24, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    He made killer martinis for me, I.E dirty martinis. He is the step father of my dearest and long time friend, Bunny. Bunny visited her mother and her stepfather Claude who lived on Pine Island and I went with her every time she visited. I loved Ann, Claude’s wife and Bunny’s mother. I valued their friendship so much. I’ll never forget him.

Leave a Comment