Michael David “Mike” Deck

May 21, 2014

Michael David “Mike” Deck 45, of Kirklin, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born August 15, 1968 in Wilmington, OH to David & Miriam (Doak) Deck. He married Kimberly Salem on June 14, 1997 and she survives.

Michael graduated from Ohio State and received a bachelor degree from the School of Engineering. He worked for Archer Daniels Midland for 22 years as an engineer/plant manager, working in Frankfort, IN, Macon and Valdosta, GA, Torreon, Cohuilla, Mexico, Fostoria, OH and Lloydminster, Alberta Canada.

Michael was passionate about spending time with his sons. He enjoyed boating, fishing, Ohio State Football and weekend BBQ’s. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Visitation and Services

Viewing times are 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, with a rosary prior to viewing at 4 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Catholic rite of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 St. Mary’s Ave., Frankfort, IN. Officiant Fr. Chris Miller presiding. Graveside services immediately following mass will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin. A fund has been established for the future education of Mike’s sons, please contact us here at Goodwin Funeral Home.

Survived by:

wife, Kimberly, his father, David Deck of Martinsville, OH, a brother, Matt Deck of Carey, OH, three sons, Grant 15, Oliver 13 and Fife 9.

Preceded by:

his mother.


45 Condolences for “Michael David “Mike” Deck”

  1. Chris May May 22, 2014 at 12:20 am

    I heard today about Michael. if there is anything i can do to help please hollar at me. i am so sorry for your loss.


  2. Jesse Bogan May 22, 2014 at 5:28 am

    I am saddened to hear this news. Mike, you will be remembered fondly. Peace be with your family.

  3. Sarah Nicholson May 22, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Kim, Grant, Oliver and Fife,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Mike touched so many with his kindness and generosity. May you all find peace in your family and friends.

    The Nicholsons, Findlay, OH

  4. Julie Stall May 22, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Kim, Grant. Oliver and Fife,
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We pray that you find peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
    The Stalls, Findlay, OH

  5. Kevin & Jessica Walker May 22, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Jerry & Linda Fields May 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Kim, we are so sorry for your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Kevin Hess, Production VP ADM. May 22, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    We lost a good man. I worked with Mike in Frankfort his first day on the job . We worked hard and had fun while building the refinery there. We went our seperate ways but were always part of the same team. As Mike grew professionally he accepted promotions into some of our more challenging and geographically diverse locations. He always exhibited great leadership, never complained, and always left things much better than he found them. Amongst the 100’s of people who’s lives he touched at ADM I am not alone in saying Mike was respected for his ability and well liked for his personality.He faced adversity with a chuckle and I liked that about him. He will be greatly missed at ADM and I extend my condolences and deepest sympathy to Mikes family.

  8. Darrell Froud May 22, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Kim – I am so sorry for you and the boys loss
    Mike was one of the few people I instantly connected and liked.
    If you or the boys need anything let me know.

  9. Cass Morrison May 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Please accept our sympathies.

    Morrisons, Lloydminster, AB

  10. Veronica Valdes May 22, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Kim, Grant, Oliver and Fife
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. El Señor Deck will be always in my heart

  11. ADM LOC. 184 “GOMEZ PALACIO” May 22, 2014 at 10:28 pm


  12. Alex and Terrill Martinez May 23, 2014 at 12:44 am


    We are heartbroken having heard the terrible news. Mike was a genuine gentleman and someone we all looked up to during our time in Torreon. Our hearts are with you and your family during these difficult days and forever.


    Alexei, Terrill, Natalie, and Elena

  13. Cathy Deck Taylor May 23, 2014 at 2:37 am

    My prayers are with you and the family. Mike will be missed everyday. love you, Cathy, Buddy, Ashley, Lindsey and Kaylee

  14. Cheri, Trevor, Tori, Tj May 23, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Kim, Grant, Oliver, and Fife, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God grant you peace and comfort in your time of need. Nations apart – families by heart ❤️

  15. Heather, Vance, Brett, Brendan & Ethan McKee May 23, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Kim, Grant, Oliver & Fife
    Our deepest sympathies to you all during this very difficult time. We will cherish all the time we spent with Mike.
    We are so sorry for your loss, are thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Jessica Hoffman May 23, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and your sons in my prayers

  17. Tom & Carol Weickert May 23, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Kim & boys, so sad to hear of Mikes passing, may your many memories bring a smile to your faces at such a difficult time and beyond. Those handsome boys will take care of you Kim. Praying for peace and comfort for your entire family… Your in our thoughts. Tom, Carol, Grant, Cole & Dane Weickert

  18. Brent Baker May 23, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Mike was a great guy.

  19. Brent Kobelka May 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Kim, Grant, Oliver and Fife
    I have no words to express my deep sorrow on learning of Mike’s passing. Kari and I are so fortunate to have gained your friendship into our lives and to have been able to spend time with you, Mike and the boys. Mike was a wonderful person, caring and sincere. I always enjoyed talking business with him but more importantly just talking about life & family which was clear, were most important to him. I know that all of you have so many happy memories of your times together. You will never forget these. Take strength from them and in knowing that Mike is no longer suffering. I wish I could personally give you all a big hug, Kari will bring mine when she arrives later today. You are in my thoughts and prayers. – Brent Kobelka, Lloydminster, Alberta –

  20. Nevin, Kellie, Chase & Jake Anderson May 23, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Kim, Grant, Oliver & Fife,
    Our thought and prayers are with you and will continue to be with you. Our sincere condolences
    The Anderson’s
    Lloydminster, Alberta

  21. Audrey & Kyle Hutton May 23, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you Kim and your family for your unfathomable loss.

    The Hutton Family, North Georgia

  22. Scott, Sherry, Matthew, Ryan & Taylor Wilkinson May 23, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Kim, Grant, Oliver & Fife,
    We are truly saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. You most certainly will have some difficult times ahead, but remember the good times to help you get through the sad ones. Grant, remember to keep greeting life with that infectious smile and positive attitude…it’s what makes you such a great young man to be around!
    Coach Wilkie & The Wilkinson Family
    Lloydminster, AB

  23. Joe Keel May 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    My thoughts and prayers be the family of Mike Deck. I had the honor of working with Mike in 1997, awesome man.

  24. Melissa, Eric, Claudia, Grant and Will Morman May 23, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Kim, We just learned about Mike’s passing and wanted to send our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys during this difficult time.
    The Morman’s

  25. Ryan Erin & Fynn Stasiuk May 23, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Kim we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with all you and the boys. We think of you all often, I hope you can find peace and comfort knowing that now you have an angel you know by name. Please give Fife a big hug from us, we miss joking around with him and his vibrant personality!

  26. Maria Sellers May 23, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Dear Kim, Grant, Oliver and Fife,

    Our hearts are so heavy with the news of Mike’s passing. We have so many happy memories of your family and time spent in Findlay.

    With Love and Deep Sympathy,

    The Sellers Family
    Craig, Maria, Jacob, Olivia and Leah

  27. Jim Michael May 23, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  28. The Montalvo Family May 23, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    To Kim, Grant, Oliver and Fife

    Our prayers are with your entire family and we are so very sad. You are a very blessed family with lots of people who love you. We pray you’ll be comforted in your loss and you’ll find strength and hope and courage to press on.

    The Montalvo Family
    Lloydminster, AB

  29. Kim Pletch May 24, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I will be praying for you and your children and family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  30. Terry, Brenda, Justin & Jesika May 24, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Kim, Grant, Oliver & Fife ,

    There’s just no words to express our deepest sympathy for you. Please find comfort in your faith , memories and the fact Mike will live on in your hearts ! You are in our thoughts and prayers always ❤️
    Lots of love,
    The Schneider family
    Lloydminster, AB

  31. Lisa Deck May 24, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you. May you find peace.

  32. Pat Haley May 24, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    To David and family, Brenda and I extend our most sincere condolences during this difficult time. You all are in our prayers.

  33. Pea Brockhoff May 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    KD and boys
    I am so very sad that “Mike Deck” has passed. I so loved making him shake his head at my outrageous antics! And forcing him to ” hug it out” every time I saw him. He was a great man, a fabulous husband and an amazing dad. I feel so lucky to have such fun memories that include the Deck family.

    I can’t wait to hug it out with all of you soon.

    Love Pea

  34. Everardo Cisneros May 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Kim, we have no words to comfort the pain you and your family are going through right now. On behalf of my family, and your goddaughter Emily, our deepest condolences to you and your lovely boys. We hope that in this desperate time, full of sadness and pain, you’ll find the strength that will light up your way. Sometimes God leads us into troubled waters, and we think it’s illogical what he gets in front of us to make us prove the love we have for Him. I hope your soul and heart find relief very soon.
    The Cisneros Rangel family

  35. Alice Phelps May 26, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    David &Kim,
    I heard about Mike’s passing from a friend. I remember being at your wedding & then Miriam &David were on their way to see you with your new baby…wasn’t all this just yesterday? Time has a way of going by so fast, Wendi’s & my memories of the Deck family are wonderful & many. Our hearts broke when Miriam died. Now the wound is opened again with Mike’s passing. Our prayers for all of you are that you will find comfort in wonderful memories & that the boys will follow the example set for them by their Dad. Peace be with all of you. God bless.
    Alice Phelps & Wendi Phelps-Ford

  36. Laura Ferrell May 28, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Dear Kim, Grant, Oliver and Fife
    I want you to know how sorry I am to hear of Mikes passing. My prayers are with you and the Boys. I cant hardly believe the boys are 15, 13, and little Fife 9. Time flies by. The memories of all of them coming in for haircuts will always be part of the Rustic Razor I will never forget. You will be in my Prayers
    Love Laura

  37. Aaron Buckingham May 28, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    My heart breaks for you all. In the short time I got to spend with Mike I can honestly say that I enjoyed his company every minute. Please accept our sincerest condolences on his passing and know that we are keeping you all in our prayers. Much Love from Aaron, Lisa, Zander and Lindsey

  38. Alicia Zomar May 28, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I was very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Alicia Zomar

  39. Kim, Grant, Oliver, and Fife May 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    We cannot imagine how difficult this time is for your guys. Mike will be missed by many and we just wanted you to know that we miss you and your family. Lloydminster lost a tremendous asset to our community. Janice and I talk about you guys often and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. If we every make it to Indiana we will certainly get in touch. May God give you the strength to get through this difficulty time and the years to come.

  40. Carmen Nahirney May 29, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Kim, Grant, Oliver and Fife,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your husband and dad. Over the past months, as I have driven past your old house, I have thought about and prayed for your family so many times. May God bless your family and give you comfort. You will continue to be in our prayers.

  41. Barbara Casey May 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    My deepest sympathy to David , Matt, Kim and sons. I taught school with Miriam in Blanchester. So sorry to hear about Mike.

  42. Eldon, Karen, Brooke and Jade Martinson June 2, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Kim, Grant, Oliver and Fife,
    Thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

  43. Danny and Lori Haygarth June 3, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Kim, Grant, Ollie and Fife,
    Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time! Boys, never forget how proud your dad was of you in everything that you did! That was always evident when you saw him at your events!
    Our wish for you all is, that time will help ease the pain and that the memories you have will live on with all of you for eternity. Love and hugs , The Haygarths

  44. jEileen Cavanagh June 4, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Kim and boys,
    My heart breaks for all of you; know that I am praying for you and Mike. May the Peace of Christ live in your hearts at this most difficult time of your lives.
    We miss you at St. Anthony’s.
    Eileen Cavanagh, Lloydminster

  45. Peggy and Cecil Robinson July 10, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Kim and boys, Just heard today of Mike’s passing. So very sorry for your loss and know we will keep you all in our prayers.

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