Chuck Vogel Memorial Fund
The Chuck Vogel Memorial Fund raises money to provide grants for individuals in need of financial assistance to purchase a Bowhead Reach Adventure-E Bike.
Chuck Vogel, along with his love and excitement for life will be missed by many. He was an amazing, energetic and passionate man who touched the lives of many people; some of which never knew him.
Chuck unselfishly gave of himself, sharing his generosity and kindness with family, friends and community. He was a loving Husband, Father, Father-in-law, and soon to be Grandfather. A loyal friend, mentor and great resource to many, Chuck was the “guy who could fix anything” that everyone could always depend on. He served his community as a volunteer and filled an integral role at the local Food Bank for six years. There he worked tirelessly to ensure its successful operation and the success of multiple programs. For the past eight years Chuck served as President of his local Metro District, stepping into the role to help the district recover from a failed developer.
As an avid outdoors-man, Chuck shared his adventures in golf, cycling, hiking paddle boarding, and snowshoeing with those closest to him. He was always planning his next activity and had several adventures on the horizon before he passed.
Chuck’s passion and energy was contagious. He looked for opportunities to help others and found ways to promote a cause or a person, rather than himself. He didn’t do things to seek recognition, but to have the satisfaction of knowing he had somehow made a difference. What a difference he has been known to make!
Chuck’s beliefs were simple. He lived by them and exemplified them throughout his lifetime:
Embrace and enjoy life, family and friends
Always do the RIGHT thing
Pay it forward whenever possible
Look for the good in others
Early on the morning of July 4, 2019 Chuck was struck by a hit-and-run driver while out doing what he loved...riding his bike. He died the next day.
There is a quote that rings true in remembering Chuck: “It’s hard to turn the page when you know someone won’t be in the next chapter, but the story must go on.” (Author Unknown)
Hopefully Chuck’s story will “go on” and there will be more “chapters” as others choose to give in his memory, as he gave throughout his lifetime.