Michael Marion Deschamps Michael Marion "Big Mike" Deschamps, 48 years old. Mike passed away at home of natural causes surrounded by loved ones. Mike was born on September 29, 1964, in Lakeport, California, to Bill Deschamps and Sharon Stockwell. He took his family to Helena, Montana, in November of 1996, to work at J and D Truck Repair. For those of you who want to be politically correct, he was an automotive technician. For those of you who knew Mike, he was a third generation mechanic. Mike also worked at Les Schwab and was currently working at Robert Allen Nissan when he passed away. Mike loved the outdoors, especially when it came to fishing, hunting, shooting, camping and drinking his "apple juice". Mike had a nickname for everyone he met and his family. Mike was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents, and his aunt and uncle. He is survived by his loving wife, Christi Deschamps; his daughter, Shaylyn Miller and husband Cameron Miller; son, Richard Deschamps; father, Bill Deschamps and Gaye of Lakeport, CA; stepfather, Lyle Stockwell of Lakeport, CA; sister, Barbi Jolliffe and Dave of Huntington Beach, CA; sister, Sonia Zieske and Marc of Mount Holly, NC; sister in heart; ,Jolene Goulart and Dave Korang of Deer Lodge; and his "K-mart, blue-light special" granddaughter, Naomi Lenora Miller. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mike was a very generous and giving man and he will be missed by many. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2012, at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N. Montana Ave., MT. A funeral service celebrating Big Mike's life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home. A coffee and cookie reception will follow the funeral service in the social hall at the funeral home. To help with funeral expenses, the family has a memorial account set up in Big Mike's name at Helena Community Credit Union, 915 Kessler St, Helena, MT 59601. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer the family condolences or to share a memory of Big Mike. Please share your memories by signing the guest book at www.record-bee.com.
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Published in Lake County Record-Bee from Nov. 2 to Nov. 6, 2012