Michael Vogel


Michael Vogel, age 58 of Northfield, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 28, 2008 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral Services will be held 1pm Saturday, May 10th at the Northfield Evangelical Free Church with visitation 1 hour prior to services at the Church.

Michael Herbert Boris Vogel was born February 10, 1950 is San Sebastian, Spain, son of Wolfgang and Rotraut (Hoffman) Vogel. He began his life in Berlin, Germany and as a youth moved with his family to Vancouver, BC and 10 years later to the Bay area of California. Mike graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School in 1969 and continued his education at Cal State Fullerton earning a BA in German language.

He was united in marriage to Theresa Vernie Henderson on May 9, 1981 in Palo Alto, CA and they made their home in Sunnyvale, CA. In 1998 they moved to Northfield when Mike became a security officer at the Turkey Store in Faribault. They moved back to California in 2003 and had returned to Northfield in March of this year. Michael was an avid photographer and ham radio operator; enjoyed traveling with his wife; liked classical music; and loved his two dogs and cat.

Michael Vogel is survived by his wife Theresa; mother Rotraut Vogel and sister Helene Vogel both of Oroville, CA. Memorials to the Rice County Humane Society.

Funeral arrangements by the Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield.