Aaron DeutscherFuneral services for Aaron, 34, and Allison Deutscher, 36, and their daughter, Brielle, 1 ½, West Fargo, ND, who died in a tragic motor vehicle collision on Friday, July 6, 2012, will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, July 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN. Visitation will be held from 5-9 pm Wednesday, July 11, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a prayer service will begin at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead.
Graveside services will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Bismarck on Friday.
Funeral services for Aaron, 34, and Allison Deutscher, 36, and their daughter, Brielle, 1 ½, West Fargo, ND, who died in a tragic motor vehicle collision on Friday, July 6, 2012, will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, July 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN. Visitation will be held from 5-9 pm Wednesday, July 11, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a prayer service will begin at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead.
Graveside services will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Bismarck on Friday.
Aaron Thomas Deutscher was tragically taken from all those who loved him by a drunk driver on July 6, 2012. His wife Allison, daughter Brielle, and unborn child also died in the auto accident. Aaron was born July 15, 1977, in Grand Forks, ND, a son of Tom and Arlene (Volesky) Deutscher. He lived in Grand Forks; Salt Lake City, UT; before moving to Bismarck with his family. He attended Northridge Elementary, Hughes Junior High, and graduated from Century High School in 1995.
Aaron attended NDSU in Fargo and graduated with a Bachelors’ degree in management information systems in 2000. Upon graduation, he found employment in software development with various companies in Minneapolis, MN and Boulder, CO. In April 2005, he moved to Fargo to pursue his career with Phoenix International/John Deere. He was a Senior IT Analyst with “uncommon qualities” as his boss quoted to his dad.
Aaron was a loyal, honest, dedicated, sensitive, hard-working man with a wonderful sense of humor. He was the oldest of four children, Derek, Douglas Colin, and Alyssa. He was their greatest role model and mentor. His parents often went to Aaron for advice as his leadership qualities were unparalleled. His family was always considered first, before making any decisions. Aaron was a true family man. His presence spoke volumes and he touched many lives.
Aaron married the love of his life, his best friend and true soul mate, Allison Mickelson on July 25th, 2009 in Bismarck. On January 21st, 2011, he became a father, one of Aaron’s greatest accomplishments. His daughter Brielle Faith inherited Aaron’s beautiful blue eyes and long eyelashes. She was the light of her parents’ lives. As a father, mother, baby girl, and an unborn child, they were a true family unit, as one flesh, literally, until God called them home.
Aaron’s favorite past time was to play games with his family. With a competitive, witty fun-loving spirit, Aaron always was the “first one in,” when planning a family game night. He and his dad entered several pinochle tournaments together. Aaron loved to play soccer, hunt, and was an avid sports fan. He was already teaching Brielle to play soccer from the time she learned to walk. He also collected coins and antique toys.
Aaron will be greatly missed by his parents, Tom and Arlene Deutscher of Bismarck; his mother and father-in-law, Lynn and Donna (Havelange Sellars) Mickelson of Colfax, ND; his brothers and sister, Derek and Erika Deutscher and their children, Elin and Henrik of Fort Collins, CO, Douglas Colin Deutscher of Bismarck, and Alyssa Deutscher of Bismarck; great-grandmother, Irma Deutscher of Bowman, ND; numerous aunts and uncles; and many friends.
Aaron was preceded in death by grandparents, Douglas and Gloria Deutscher and Vincent and Ella Volesky; uncle, Allen Volesky; and cousin, Ryan Volesky.
A benefit fund has been established for Aaron, Allison and Brielle Deutscher. Donations are being accepted at any Gate City Bank location or mailed to Gate City Bank, 1119 9th Street East, West Fargo, ND 58078.
Allison Marie (Mickelson) Deutscher was born on April 7, 1976 to Lynn and Linda (Mitzel) Mickelson of Barnesville, MN. She attended Florence Atkinson Elementary School in Barnesville until midway through 5th grade when her mother passed away. She and her family then moved to the Colfax-Abercrombie area. She entered Richland Elementary at Abercrombie, ND and graduated from Richland High School at Colfax with the Class of 1994.
Allison then attended MSUM in Moorhead, MN receiving a Bachelors degree in the Mass Communications Program. While attending MSUM she interned at The Forum newspaper in Fargo and upon graduation began full time employment there. In January of 2012 she accepted a new job at Clinical Systems Management in Fargo (CSM). She was the middle of three children born to Lynn & Linda. Eric “Festus” being her older brother and Sarah being her younger sister. She was then joined by a step brother, Enoch “E. J.” Sellars and step sister, Tammy Sellars. In 1991 she was joined by a new baby brother, Ryan. While attending RHS she was active in band, cheerleading and basketball.
On July 25, 2009, Allison married her best friend, Aaron Deutscher in a beautiful outdoor wedding at the Riverboat in Bismarck, ND. January 21, 2011, a beautiful blue eyed baby girl, Brielle Faith, was born to this union.
Allison was so very proud of the 25 or 26 consecutive years that she has played on a softball team beginning in the elementary grades and continuing until the time of her death. Another event that she was proud to have been a part of was the Fargo Marathon. An amazing feat in this area was the fact that she ran and completed the 2011 half marathon without stopping – just 4 months after bringing Brielle into this world by way of “C” section! Her sister-in-law Alyssa had the privilege of running with her.
Allison, Aaron, and Brielle were members of Trinity Lutheran Church where Brielle was baptized.
Allison died at 7:18 on July 6, 2012 along with her husband Aaron, daughter Brielle and also an unborn baby that was due in December. Their deaths were caused by an alcohol impaired driver going the wrong way on I-94 about 30 miles west of Jamestown, ND while enroute to a Deutscher Family Reunion in Bismarck.
A prime example of how mixing alcohol and driving can wipe out an entire family in a split second.
Allison leaves behind her parents, Lynn and Donna (Havelange Sellars) Mickelson of Colfax, ND; her father and mother-in-law, Tom and Arlene Deutscher of Bismarck, ND. She also leaves her brother, Eric “Festus” (Heather) Mickelson of Colfax, ND, sister, Sarah (Todd) Johnson of Galchutt, ND, brother, Ryan Mickelson of Fargo, brother, E.J. (Heather) Sellars of Fargo and sister, Tammy (Scott) Blilie of Christine, ND. She also leaves behind her maternal grandmother, Dorothy (Vanvlaenderen) Mitzel of Wahpeton and grandfather Donald Havelange of Erie, ND; and several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Linda and step-father David Bakken; special aunt, Sophie Mitzel; grandfather, Lyle Mitzel; grandmother, Delores (Pfingsten) Havelange; and grandparents, Myron and Myrtle (Berseth) Mickelson.
May God Bless You and Keep You, Our precious “Allie”.
Brielle Faith Deutscher was born on January 21, 2011 in Fargo, ND to wonderful parents of Aaron and Allison (Mickelson) Deutscher. She was a smiling big blue eyed girl always looking for some new adventures and exploring in her newly found world. Constantly “jabbering”, she was just learning to talk and make a few new words. She was so proud that in this last week she managed to say “Mac Cheese”. Although her life was very short, she had a way to melt anyone’s heart. In the last few months of her life, she learned how to do “knucks” with her little fist and began reciting her “ABC’s” with her mother. She loved “trading noses” with her Grandpa Lynn and “throwing sweet, little kisses”. Every other day, she would Skype with Papa Tom and Gamma Arlene.
Brielle was a “lifelong” member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN, being baptized on March 6th, 2011.
We believe she would have been so proud to be called a “Big Sister” to Baby Deutscher around Christmas time of this year.
On July 6th at approx. 7:18 p.m. our little angels went to heaven due to an accident on I-94 near Jamestown, ND due to the actions of a drunk driver going the wrong way on the Interstate. She then lost the opportunity to meet with a lot of her Dad’s family at a family reunion that was planned for that very weekend in Bismarck, ND.
She is joined in heaven by her loving Dad and Mom, Aaron and Allison (Mickelson) Deutscher along with Baby Deutscher.
She leaves behind grandparents, Tom and Arlene Deutscher of Bismarck and Lynn and Donna (Havelange Sellars) Mickelson of Colfax, ND; along with several aunts and uncles, Eric “Festus” (Heather)Mickelson of Colfax, ND, Sarah (Todd) Johnson of Galchutt, ND, Ryan Mickelson of Fargo, E.J. (Heather) Sellars of Fargo, Tammy (Scott) Blilie of Christine, ND, Derek (Erika) Deutscher of Fort Collins, CO, Douglas Colin Deutscher of Bismarck, and Alyssa Deutscher of Bismarck; and several cousins. She also leaves behind her maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy (Vanvlaenderen) Mitzel of Wahpeton; great-grandfather, Donald Havelange of Erie, ND; and great-great grandmother, Irma Deutscher of Bowman, ND.
She is preceded in death by grandmother, Linda (Mitzel Mickelson) Bakken and step grandfather, David Bakken; great-grandfather, Lyle Mitzel; great-grandmother, Delores (Pfingsten) Havelange; great-grandparents, Douglas and Gloria Deutscher and Vincent and Ella Volesky.
We hope she is now “Knucking” with the angels. May God bless Brielle Faith and also Baby Deutscher.
Go to www.parkwayfuneral.com to share memories of Aaron, Allison and Brielle and sign the online guestbook.
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