Obituary: MICHAELIS, DIETMAR ERICH

Published: Friday, Aug. 22 2014 4:26 a.m. MDT

Dietmar Erich Michaelis5/17/1935 ~ 1/6/2012Dietmar, our loved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on January 6th 2012 in West Valley City. Dietmar was born in Leipzig, Germany and came to the United States when he was a teenager. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was able to meet and work with Elvis Presley. He then ultimately enlisted in The Utah National Guard. While he was in the National Guard, he was activated and was able to return to his home in Germany during Operation Desert Shield. He retired from the Utah State Prison doing what he loved, which was cooking. Survivors include his companion, Margaret; children Tracy (Sheri), Troy (Cristen), Tawnya, and Tina (Ben); grandchildren Julie (Braunz), Shawna (Matt), Tyrone, Dylan (Christina), Kristen, Skye, and Ayden; and nine great-grandchildren.A celebration of his life will be on Thursday January 12th at the LDS church on 1510 W. Parliament Ave. in West Valley from 7-9pm.