Beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend Brad Vogel passed away in the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Powell, Wyoming.
Born July 5, 1981, in Sheridan, Wyoming, to Anton Vogel and Rosaline Takes Horse Vogel, Brad grew up in Montana, attending schools in Billings and Hardin.
He met the love of his life Gina Miller and together they built a family in Powell, including Xavier, Quincee, Gaige, and AJ Vogel.
This cherished man was a loving father and husband, an adored brother and uncle, a treasured son and a trusted friend. Ever humble, with a tremendous heart, Brad was a natural protector, with fierce loyalty for his family and friends. A lifelong learner, Brad had a hunger to always be discovering and learning new things, and sharing it with the people around him. His smile, if you were lucky enough to see it, could light up any room and make your day just a little brighter.
Brad enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors. He liked off-roading and mudding in his beloved Yukon, and spent many an hour just sitting and visiting with friends. He was always there for a friend in need and would sit with you through the night if you needed it. Brad liked to read, play video games, work out and listen to music. He was always trying a new recipe for smoking meats and made the best enchiladas you ever had.
Life was his teacher, counselor and trainer, and although he experienced many hardships over the years, he loved more fiercely because of it. He was changed forever when he met Gina and they built a family and a life together in Wyoming. His children were his world, and his heart was never far from them. No matter what the event, as long as he could be with them, he was never happier than when he was with his family.
Brad is survived by his wife Gina Vogel; his children, Xavier, Quincee, Gaige, and AJ; his sisters Loretta Takes Horse (Mike) and Luann Vogel; brothers Doug Vogel and Bill Mayes (Char); his nephews Cheney, Anthony, Canaan and Anihkan Springfield; his nieces Carlene Johnson (Gary), Maggie Good Luck; his parents-in-law Jeff and Freda Miller; his sisters-in-law Carey Miller and Joli (Shaun) Carr; and nieces Shannon and Brenna Carr; as well as his extended family, including the Takes Horse, Badbear, Birdinground, Shane, Venne, Laforge, Williamson, Old Elk, Stewart, Whiteman, Smells, Anderson, He Does It, Snell, St. Pierre and Charette families.
Brad was preceded in death by his parents Anton Vogel and Rosaline Takes Horse Vogel, a sister Lelani Kimberly Vogel, his brother-in-law Mike Miller and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins from the Takes Horse family.
Services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church, followed by burial at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to NAMI Park County, facebook.com/NAMIParkCounty.
A celebration of Brad’s life will be planned at a future date. Please send your condolences to the family at thompsonfuneral.net.