“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,...
“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...
“I just found out about this. I am so sorry Erin family and friends. May he find eternal happiness.
“Very sorry Erin and family.
“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.
“Praying for the family
He was ~One of a kind~
Rest in Peace Ben..See you on the other side
“Ben was an original. I have fond memories of debating the finer points of life with him. I will miss giving that boy heck.
“You will be missed!
“Erin,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your famiily at this time for your loss.
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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...Read More