Albert Michael “Mick” Abegg was the 7th of 14 children born to Chenia and Caroline Abegg. He grew up in Denver, Colorado. He attended Loyola Catholic Grade School. He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School and attended Metroplitan State University where he majored in Biology and minored in German. Because he enjoyed working with his hands and loved working with machines, he enrolled in a 1 year program at Emily Griffith Opportunity School and learned to operate lathes and milling machines in addition to other machine tools.
As a talented printer, he worked at the family printing business, Abegg Printing Company, from the time he was in High School in the late 1960’s, until it closed in the year 2000. He was able to operate, maintain, and repair all of the presses, bindery equipment, and typesetting equipment there. He later worked at Spectrographics Printing and Tewell-Warren Printing (a division of RR Donnelly). For the past several years, he worked in the bindery of Frederic Printing Co, also a division of RR Donnelly.
Mick was great at repairing things. He loved helping others repair their cars and any other mechanical things.
He married Laleana in 2005. Together they had one daughter, Lindsay, his pride and joy. Lindsay and her mother live in Missouri. Mick would often take Lindsay on trips together to National Parks, as he had a deep appreciation for nature and history. He always wanted to learn something new, and taught Lindsay to want the same.
Among his many virtues, Mick was kind, humble, generous, loving, hard-working, and attentive. All of these virtues were showered on his daughter Lindsay.
On Father’s day, Mick spoke with Lindsay. They talked for half an hour. He told Lindsay he was excited to go for a bike ride for the first time in days because the rains had let up. He was riding his recently acquired electric bike on a bike trail near where the Clear Creek Trail joins the South Platte River Trail in Adams County. Tragically he fell off his bike, hitting his head and fracturing his neck causing his death.
Mick is survived by his daughter Lindsay, brothers Chenia, Walt, Tim, John, Joe, Richard, Paul, and Linus; sisters Cathy Jensen, Caroline Boyd, Ellen McKenzie, and Mary Wells; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Tom.