Ben Deitz, 54, of Hatley Passed Away on April 17th
Ben deitz began shooting at 13 and has amassed many accolades over time, such as sub-junior, junior and ACUI trophies as well as several national titles. Today he works as network administrator at Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District.
According to a Facebook post from his school district, technology director Benjamin Deitz has passed away as the result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Counselors will be available for staff and students alike in order to help them cope with his loss.
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Benjamin Deitz of Hatley passed away April 17th as the result of injuries suffered in a car accident just ten days earlier. A loving husband, father, son, and friend to many, Benjamin will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing as hobbies; spending time with his family; being active members of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod; having an exceptional singing voice.
He was born in the United States to Alvin Clingman Deitz and Ida E Carpenter Deitz and had three siblings. Following his death, he donated organs that brought life and hope to many people around him.
Ben Deitz has been with Mintel since February 2015 and holds an A rating on their Employee Voice Index.
He previously worked at Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development as well as Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL). While at MERL, he assisted in the creation of several projects such as Location Sensitive Smart Toy which eventually lead to Pal Mickey being produced as an iconic plush version of Mickey.
Paul served on the boards of various community organizations, such as Helene Fuld Medical Center and Jewish Family Service, as well as being a member of both New Jersey and New York State bars. Furthermore, he held both his Certified Public Accounting license as well as an advanced degree in taxation from Rutgers University.
Ben Deitz was a family man who took great pleasure in spending time with his wife Kysa and seven-month old son Henry. Additionally, Ben was deeply committed to his church community; his compassionate heart and beautiful singing voice touched many throughout his lifetime.
He was also an accomplished TV host, appearing on History Channel’s Modern Marvels show to discuss the F-14 Tomcat and Great Planes on Military Channel respectively. Additionally, he held professional jet pilot certification.
On April 17th, just days before his 28th birthday, Michael passed away unexpectedly and tragically. To assist with funeral costs and expenses associated with his passing away, his family have established a GoFundMe page for assistance. Michael leaves behind his wife, daughter, parents, three brothers and sister-in-laws as well as many dear uncles and cousins whom he will forever remain cherished memories.
Deitz was an incredible husband, father, son, brother and friend to those who knew him. His compassion extended after his passing as an organ donor; his generosity will allow many more people to enjoy longer earthly lives as a result of his generosity.
Ben founded VR Capital Group after departing Credit Suisse with several colleagues to form an investment bank specializing in distressed debt investing, becoming widely-known for assisting sovereign and corporate debtors to restructure their balance sheets and regain access to capital markets. Ben was an avid sports fan, golfer and fisherman. Ben leaves behind Kysa (wife), 7 month old Henry; parents John & Lori Franseen; three younger brothers Luke Jacob Isaiah as well as Eric and Tracy Franseen along with many dear friends.