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Ruth R
Ruth
Scott and Loretta, We're so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I can't imagine the pain you must be feeling. Chris sounded like a very adventurous young man who knew how to truly enjoy what life is really all about. Our hearts go out to you. Very sincerely, Ruth Peterson and Bill Meylor
leslie and john hendricks l
leslie and john hendricks
Our sincere condolences on the tragic loss of your son. You both will be in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Sheryl Richards S
Sheryl Richards
Scott, Loretta, and Heather, I am so very sorry to hear of Chris' passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day during this very hard time and beyond. Sheryl, Tom, and Lindsey Richards
Ken Kelly K
Ken Kelly
I'm very sad to lose a friend but what a pleasure it has been to know Red over the years.Truly he was as good natured as a person can be.He will be missed and remembered by all who got to know and love him.My empathy goes out to all the family and friends of this very cool brother.
Jon Stynes J
Jon Stynes
This is unbelievably sad news. While it's been a relatively long while since I worked with Red at Box Dog Bikes in SF, I was and still am touched by his spirit and outlook on life. He was a constant reminder to me to live life in the moment and to it's fullest. My condolences go out this his friends and family all over the country as I'm sure he has effected their lives as much as he's effected mine.
Mary Meier M
Mary Meier
I met Christopher when he came into the Super 8 hotel in Monroe, WI. He had just began this journey to New orleans and it was a bitterly cold night. What a friendly, happy man is was. I am the front desk attendant at the Super 8, I checked him in and had a wonderful talk with him, The heat was coming off his body and we engaged in a great conversation about his travels and where he was headed. He had a great personality and nice smile. He briefly touched my life and I just wanted to let you know how I felt and express my sympathy to his family and friends. Mary Meier
Brianne Arnold B
Brianne Arnold
My sincere condolences to your family. Chris was a classmate of mine, he was a great guy and had a contagious smile. He will be deeply missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sue Peckham S
Sue Peckham
My sincere sympathy for the loss of such an incredible person. Ben and fellow workers at Budget are truly saddened by this and will miss Him. I only met Chris once while visiting Ben at the bike shop and remember his smile the most. May you always find comfort in all your memories. Sue
Tim Watson T
Tim Watson
To the Vogts Family. Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your son and brother. I have a son who is a bike riding enthusiast. He rode his bike from British Columbia to the southern tip of South America. We worried about him every day but it's what he wanted to do so we supported him. They are a very special group of people. Peace be with you. Tim Watson
Edward Zorbaugh E
Edward Zorbaugh
I did not spend a lot of time in life with him. He worked two feet away from my best friend Ben. I had the chance to hang out with him a dozen times or so. The one time that I can think we got to know each other the most was this last summer when he road his old honda motor cycle with Aaron and me to the Rocker box bike show. Everyone went there separate ways and we walked around together that hole day.I am a motor cycle nut so he was asking me all he could to know about everything we seen. I loved it because I always asked him questions about bikes when I seen him. I will truly miss him even with what little time I got to know him.
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Obituary for Christopher 'Red' Vogts

MADISON-Christopher “Red” Vogts, age 25, of Madison died unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, as the result of a car/bicycle accident in Mississippi. He was born on Feb. 17, 1987, the son of Scott and Loretta Vogts. Chris attended DeForest High School and UW-La Crosse and was a mechanic employed at Budget Bicycle Center. One of his many passions in life was biking, and he died doing what he loved. Chris touched the lives of many people through his quiet kindness and willingness to embrace everyone he met as a friend. He had friends all over the country that he met on his journeys. Chris was remarkable for having the courage to live the life that he wanted, regardless of what stood in his way. He lived and loved fully. He is deeply missed by many, but his spirit and love of life will live on in his family and friends. Chris is survived by his parents, Scott and Loretta Vogts; sister, Heather (Andy) Dobbins; grandmothers, Donna Vogts and Henrietta Hayes; his lady friend, Ginny Lane; many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins; Reggae Wolff; and friends near and far. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, David Vogts and David Hayes. A celebration of Chris’s life will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4pm until the time of service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the Dane County Humane Society or the WI Biking Federation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the Dane County Humane Society or the WI Biking Federation.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4pm until the time of service on Friday.

A celebration of Chris’s life will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.


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