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In Loving Memory of Aaron Deutscher

In Loving Memory

About Aaron Deutscher

Date of Birth: 07/15/1977

Hometown: West Fargo, ND

Aaron Thomas Deutscher 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 graduated from NDSU in Fargo with a Bachelor’s 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. Described as a sensitive and hard-working man, Aaron had a wonderful sense of humor. He was the oldest of four children and was his brothers’ and sister’s greatest role model and mentor. At times, even his parents went to Aaron for advice as he possessed wisdom beyond his years. He was a leader whose personality naturally caused people to gravitate to him. Aaron married the love of his life, his best friend and true soul mate, Allison Mickelson, on July 25, 2009, in Bismarck. On January 21, 2011, he became a father, one of Aaron’s greatest accomplishments. His daughter Brielle inherited Aaron’s beautiful blue eyes and long eyelashes. Aaron was a true family man. His favorite pastime 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. Aaron loved to play soccer and softball, hunt, and was an avid sports fan. He was already teaching his 1½ year old daughter to play soccer from the time she learned to walk. He also collected coins and antique toys.

Crash Details

Crash Date: 07/06/2012

Crash Location: Mile marker 225 of I-94, 33 miles west of Jamestown

Contributing Factors in Crash: Driver, Hit by an impaired driver, Wearing a seat belt

Crash Details:
On July 6, 2012, the Deutscher Family packed their vehicle for a trip to a family reunion in Bismarck, ND. It was a warm summer evening and the roads were perfectly clear. Allison and Aaron were a young couple who had just begun their family a year earlier with the birth of their blue-eyed daughter Brielle. Allison was now 3 1/2 months pregnant with their second child. This trip was a chance for them to share their excitement with family, who eagerly awaited them at their destination. But Aaron, Allison and Brielle would never arrive at their destination. In a matter of seconds, the young Deutscher Family was gone. Killed by a drunk driver whose blood alcohol was over three times the legal limit.





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