In Memory Of

Michael Benjamin Strobel

Chicago, Illinois

Guest Book

Kyle Sobanja

May 06, 2015

I learned about Bens passing roughly ten months after, and just found this page now. Ben was a very dear friend of mine, giving me a place to stay when I was homeless at age 17, telling me stories about his youth, going on adventures with me, looking for furniture... we did so much together. We met at the Guthrie/Walker, where we worked together for a time. I miss him terribly, he was a brilliant light in my life. If there is ever another memorial service or event to commemorate his life,...

Jon Picker

January 23, 2014 | Hong Kong

I just found this obituary while searching for Ben. He and I were good friends back in Minneapolis, and I was also friends with Ray Ray when he was still alive. Ben, Ray, and I drove up to Fargo, ND where I dropped the two of them off at a truck stop to begin their journey (documentary) to the West coast. Such great memories! I just came across that documentary and a few of Ray's paintings which are now hanging on my living room wall here in Hong Kong. Such a world away, in time and...

Ben Lattus

February 11, 2013 | Owensboro, KS

I just found out about this. I am so sorry Erin family and friends. May he find eternal happiness.

Brennan Hayden

February 04, 2013 | Williamston, MI

Very sorry Erin and family.

Amanda (wilkinson)

January 30, 2013 | Lexington, KY

Ben you will be missed. I remember you in a karate uniform back in early grade school and our moms helping in the class together... So sorry for your loved ones.


January 29, 2013 | IN

Praying for the family
He was ~One of a kind~
Rest in Peace Ben..See you on the other side


January 27, 2013 | Minneapolis, MN

Ben was an original. I have fond memories of debating the finer points of life with him. I will miss giving that boy heck.

Stephanie Class of 99

January 24, 2013 | Santa Claus, IN

You will be missed!

Kara Bumm Tipton

January 24, 2013 | Ownsboro, KY

Erin,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your famiily at this time for your loss.


Michael's Obituaries

Michael Benjamin "Ben" Strobel, 31, of Minneapolis, born in Owensboro, Ky., March 27, 1981, lost his battle with alcoholism and made a decision to leave this world early Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Patrick C. Hayden; his uncle, Allen Kempf and a...

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