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Matthew Mark Deicher, EMT

Age: 47

Hometown: Mosinee, WI

End of Service: September 23, 2017

Birth: July 9, 1970

EMS Service: Mosinee Fire and Ambulance

Line of Duty Death 

Obituary for Matthew Mark Deicher

Matthew M. Deicher, 47, Mosinee, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born July 9, 1970, the son of Katherine (Schirmer) Deicher, Wausau, and the late Darrell Deicher. 

Matt worked at Wausau Hydraulics and Aspirus Wausau Hospital in the maintenance department. He longed to save lives through his part-time volunteer services as an Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter and First Responder at his local Mosinee Fire Department. Lastly, a full time Dad, who loved to be and always involved. 

Matt enjoyed fishing, bowling, watching sports, hunting (before and even after his injury with Empowered Dream Hunts), and participating in community events with family and friends. 

Survivors, besides his mother, Katherine, include his two children, Austin (Kayla) Deicher and Whitney Deicher; two grandchildren, Brody and Caden, and another grandchild on the way; a brother, Jeffery (Teresa) Deicher, Kronenwetter; a nephew, Hunter Danczyk; four nieces, Kristy and Madelyn Deicher, Brandi Danczyk and Monica Helgerson; and many friends. He is preceded in death by a brother, Scott Deicher. 

Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Bethany Baptist Church, 6601 Alderson St, Schofield. The Rev. Casey Schifelbine will officiate. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Stratford. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee. Visitation will be again from 10 a.m. Thursday until time of services at the church. Online condolences can be made at www.bestefh.com 

A Wisconsin firefighter who was paralyzed in a 2003 ambulance crash has died of complications from his injuries.

The U.S. Fire Administration on Tuesday announced the line-of-duty death of Mosinee firefighter-EMT Matthew Mark Deicher, who was in the patient compartment of an ambulance that was transporting a man to a hospital in July 2003 when it rolled over on Highway 39 in Marathon County.

According to WAOW, investigators concluded that speed, weather and worn tires were all factors in the crash, which paralyzed Deicher from the the neck down. The patient being transported died in the wreck.

Deicher, who had been on the job for three years at the time of the accident, was 47 years old when he passed peacefully at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on Saturday, according to his obituary.

Deicher is survived by his mother, two children, two grandchildren and a brother.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at Bethany Baptist Church in Schofield.