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Deanna (Gottula) Micklevitz

Funeral services will be held Wednesday in North Platte for a former North Platte woman who died July 30 in Columbus after she was stabbed, allegedly by her 19-year-old grandson. 

Bail was initially set at $1 million for Chase Micklevitz, accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother Deanna (Gottula) Micklevitz, 58. 

Deanna graduated from North Platte High School. Visitation is from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.Tuesday at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangments.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Adams and Swanson Chapel in North Platte, with Chaplain Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Plainview Cemetery near Maxwell.

Chase was dealing with drug and alcohol issues, according to a 10-11 news report. He was living with his grandparents sometimes and his mother other times. He and Deanna had visited a treatment program earlier in the day to see about checking him in, according to the news report.

For the full story, see http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/Columbus-Woman-Stabbed-to-Death-Grandson-Arrested-269313111.html

After high school, Deanna worked at TRW in Ogallala, and later at Bockwell in Kearney, according to her obituary. She married Dale Micklevitz on February 11, 1983, and the couple moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she worked at a wind turbine company, Vault Power. They relocated to Columbus in 1986.

Family members said she loved playing practical jokes, enjoyed fishing and gardening, camping and cooking, and playing sports, especially softball. She liked to shoot pool and enjoyed the Eagles State Tournament.

Deanna is survived by several siblings, including William A. “Billy” (Beverly) Gottula of North Platte, Rhonda J. Gottula of North Platte, Valerie A. (Rolan) Brouillette of North Platte.

Deanna is also survived by her children Christopher A. Micklevitz of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Anthony D. (Cassandra) Micklevitz of Osmond, and Jennifer M. (Clinton) Bach of Columbus; grandchildren Ivy Brady, Chase Micklevitz, Clayton Bach, Camden Bach, Benjamin Micklevitz, Julianna, Breanna, Caranna and Deanna Kumm; great-grandchildren Lexis and Carter Brady; siblings Ronald D. Gottula of Thermopolis, Wyoming, John E. (Misty) Gottula of Shepherd, Montana; and numerous other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dale; siblings Rodney Gottula, Sandra Trisdale, Marsha Caudillo; nephew Michael Brouillette; niece Kimberly (Gottula) Kreber; and great-niece Skylar Caudillo.

Memorials are suggested in her name, and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 8/2/2014
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