Michael Deutsch passed away July 10, 2010.
A memorial service honoring Michael's life will be held Wednesday July 21, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 1906 W. Texas Avenue, Midland, Texas.
Michael was born May 22, 1963 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania to Hannelore (Hub) Deutsch and Mike Deutsch. He moved to Germany when he was 2 1/2 years old and lived there until he was 5 years old. A majority of his youth was spent in Madison, Wisconsin where he was active in sports and graduated from Madison High School. After high school he attended Madison Community College before moving to Midland, Texas in 1990. Michael became an important member of the family-owned business. He became proficient in every aspect as a builder/contractor and was valued for his experitse and quality of work. Those who worked with Michael said, "he could do anything!" Eventually he branched out on his own. Early in Michael's life he discovered the outdoors. He enjoyed swimming, water skiing, but became especially passionate about motor-cross racing. He loved to go fishing with his dad, Don Crane. Those who knew Michael described him as "outgoing"; "a kind man" with a beautiful smile that lit up any room; a strong man who was loved by many and had genuine sincerity which was demonstrated by his love for his family and his willingness to help others. Michael loved his mother and father, the family pet, Rocko, and had a special bond with his friends.
Michael is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ilse and Theodore Satrum; and his maternal grandfather, Emil Hub.
He is survived by his children; son, Justin Deutsch of Madison, Wisconsin; daughter, Lacie McCredie of Madison, Wisconsin; mother and father, Hannelore and Don Crane of Midland, Texas; biological father, Mike Deutsch and his wife, Paulette of Pennsylvania; twin sister Michele Weisensel, her husband Nick and daughter, Rachael of Madison, Wisconsin; uncle Peter Hub and his wife, Ursula, their son Peter Jr. and his wife, Saskia, and their children Jennifer and Jessica of Germany; aunt Brigitte Adametz and her husband, Charlie, and daughter Krystal; Grandmother Christa Hub of Schweinfurt, Germany; great aunt Elfriede Sunder of Baltimore, Maryland, her son Paul Sunder and his wife, Lorrine; and girlfriend, Diana McKenzie of San Angelo, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Midland SPCA, 2701 SCR 1206, Midland, TX 79706 or the charity of their choice.
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram from July 20 to July 21, 2010
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