Michael Allen DeckertMichael Allen Deckert, 51, of Marion, SD and Tea, SD, funeral services will be at 4:00pm Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Tea. Visitation will be at the Tieszen Home Chapel, Marion from 3-4pm on Thursday afternoon. Visitation will begin at 6:00pm Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Tea with a Prayer Service at 7:00pm. Arrangements by Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home. Michael Allen Deckert, 51, passed away on Dec. 5, 2016 due to complications with his Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Mike was born on Sept. 3, 1965 to Allen (Buzz) and Ann Deckert in Sioux Falls. Mike graduated from Marion High School in 1983. He completed his undergraduate studies at Sioux Falls College where he earned a BS Degree in Biology. Mike then attended Wichita State University where he completed his graduate degree as a Physical Therapist in 1989. He practiced physical therapy in Sioux Falls for McKennan (Avera) hospital and later becoming a partner at the Dakota Rehabilitation Center. He continued at Dakota Rehabilitation Center up until his health declined and he became a resident at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion in March of 2010.He was married to Beth Ann Dempsey on Nov. 4, 1989 and they are the proud parents of three loving children: Hunter, Chase, and Brooke. Grateful for having shared his life, Mike is remembered by: Beth of Tea; His sons, Hunter of Sioux Falls and Chase of Vermillion; His daughter, Brooke of Tea; His Mother, Ann of Marion; as well as many numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, as well as friends, too numerous to mention, but who impacted and influenced his life in ways beyond words.