Michael Denecke
Michael Denecke
Michael Denecke

Obituary of Michael Denecke

Mike was a hard-working man with a passionate love for the outdoors. He loved to spend his time near nature, and enjoyed gardening, fishing, and most of all, hunting. Mike would travel to Belmont, New York to go deer hunting, and sometimes even turkey hunting, but for the most part he was just happy to have his day spent outside. He happily shared his passion for nature with his children, often taking his daughters camping in New Jersey, Delaware, the Adirondacks. Of course, when they wanted, he also took the kids to Disney.

Above all else, Mike cherished his family, especially his daughters, Kobie and Karlyn. He was a selfless man, and always wanted to take care of the people close to him. Whenever Mike came to see you, he brought something. Duct tape, jelly beans, wine, always a small thoughtful or funny token. He often brought his daughters tangerines given with a sly joke and a smile.

Denecke, Michael of Derby on May 29. Beloved father of Kobie (Rob) and Karlyn (Nick); Adored son of the late Charles and Ellen Rose Denecke; Treasured brother of Thomas (Jan), Martin (Caitlin), Ellen (Art) Smoot, Patrick (Susan), Colleen (Mark) Kwiatowski, Susan Gabor, John, Charles Jr. (Karla), and Jennifer Texter; also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; Loving fur dad to Ish, Fluff, and Gemma. Friends will be received 3-7pm Sunday at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC, 4199 Lake Shore Rd. Hamburg 627-2919. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 12noon at St. Bernadette’s Church in Orchard Park. Interment to follow at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation’s Western New York Chapter. Online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.