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Obituaries

Obituaries

Michael Dean Deutsch 1968 - 2008 Wilson

Wilson — Services for Michael Dean Deutsch, 40, Wilson, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wilson, with Pastor Jim Wagner officiating.Mr. Deutsch died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, after a fishing accident at Wilson Lake.He was born Oct. 1, 1968, in Salina, the son of Mel and Alma Mattas Deutsch.He graduated from Hoisington High School in 1987 and attended Kansas Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the baseball team. He also attended Kansas State University. He had lived in Wilson since 2005.Mr. Deutsch was employed by the city of Dorrance and previously worked for Agco Inc. in Dorrance. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. He was a sports fan and an avid hunter and fisherman.He married Jena Hamic on June 12, 2004. Survivors include his father, Mel and wife Diana, Lawrence; his mother, Alma Deutsch, Wilson; a son, Drew Michael, of the home; a daughter, Riley Danielle Deutsch, of the home; a stepdaughter, Kaylie Hamic, Medicine Lodge; a sister, Michelle Lang and husband Keith, Hoisington; two nephews, Kody and Kyle Lang, both of Hoisington; a niece, Kortney Lang, Hoisington; and his grandmother, Isabelle Deutsch Dumler, Hoisington.Mr. Deutsch was preceded in death by his grandparents, Armin Deutsch, William Mattas, Frank and Rose Mattas Cikanek, Ben Dumler and Abe and Dorothy Aberson.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to the Michael Deutsch Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.Online condolences may be sent at nicholsonrickefh.net.