of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Chelsea, age 28, died Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Michigan while visiting his family.
He was born March 2, 1983 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Samuel C. and Cheryl J. (Turner) Vogel. Ben graduated from Chelsea High School in 2001, where he was active in football, wrestling, and Key Club. He attended Colorado State in Ft. Collins, CO. Ben worked in construction in Colorado, Michigan, and North Carolina. He owned Raven Construction in Raleigh, which specialized in remodeling for small commercial businesses. He enjoyed the outdoors, where he hunted, fished, hiked and went 4-wheeling in his Jeep. Ben especially loved to hang out with his friends. Survivors include his parents of Chelsea; two sisters, Alicia (Jon) Medros of Rye, NH, and Beth Vogel of Chicago, IL; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 18, 11:00 a.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, with Rev. Joy Barrett officiating. Burial will follow at North Lake Cemetery. The family received friends Wed. 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Chelsea School District Pay to Play Scholarship Fund (please make checks to "Sam Vogel").