Michael David John Rael, 26, passed away July 3, 2007. Survived by his parents, John and Nancy Rael; sister, Nichole Rael; grandparents, Angelina and Daniel Rael, all of Pueblo; aunts and uncles, Bev Mills of Westminster, Colo., Lori and Steve Pratt of Grand Junction, Colo. Joan and Chris Ortiz of Pueblo, and Susan and Gary Steinberger of Colorado Springs; nephew, Gabriel James Iacabone; and numerous cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his grandparents, William E. Kidd, Sr. and Phyllis G. Speek. Mike was born Jan. 20, 1981, in Pueblo. He was a structural engineer in Denver. He loved playing his guitar and drums. Mike also enjoyed snow boarding and swimming in which he received numerous awards. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2007, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Deacon Mike LaConte officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkview Foundation or Denver Children's Hospital through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I want to say Im sorry for everything but also I want to thank you for everything you did for me, and for blessing my life with your son. As short as it was for us, and as hard, he gave me the best part of my life. I thank you, and him, for that. Im always here for you. I love you.

  2. It is never easy to hear that one of our childhood buddies has been taken from us, especially when it is a kind-hearted individual like David. God please bless and comfort his family and friends through these difficult times, your in my prayers.

  3. John, Nancy, and Nicky,

    May each of you be blessed in your time of sorrow. David was a bright and pleasant young man and it was my pleasure to have known him. My sincere sympathy to you and your entire family.

  4. I know there are no words that will ease your pain, but i just wanted to let you know how sorry i am for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers and ask that god watch over you.

  5. John, Nancy & Nichole,
    I was so sorry to hear of Michael’s death. We were always glad to see him when he came to work with John at the library.

  6. I knew David in high school and grew quite close to him for a couple of years. He was so funny and so outgoing and always making everyone around him happy. I’ve thought of him frequently in these years after we’ve graduated, he’s not a person you can ever forget.

    I met the three of you a few times at your house when I would go there with David, and it was very clear the love your family felt for one another. I hope you can find comfort in each other at this time, you are all in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss, but I know you will be with you son and brother again.

    With Love,
    Vicki Smith-McMurtrey

  7. Nancy, John and Nicky,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of what a wonderful child he was. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ronni Galindo

  8. John,Nancy & Nickie
    I am so Sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you & praying that God provides the strength to get you thru and gives you peace in knowing that you will see Michael again and that Michael is with you even now in spirit.

    Love and God Bless,
    Loni Pacheco

  9. Dear John, Nancy and Nicole
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad and hard time in your life.

    Larry & Marty Kindt

  10. I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My thought and prayers are with you at this time. David will be missed. I only knew David growing up. We went to school together, 3rd-9th. I remember the very first time I saw him, I thought that he was the cutest boy. I still remember the moments we shared, whether it was playing on the playground or walking the hallways at school. David was a great person. He knew how to make people laugh and his smile alone could brighten your day. David will be missed but never forgotten.

  11. Rael Family-
    I am sorry to hear about your loss. I want you all to know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of saddness in your lives. When I heard the news that he had passed away, it just shocked me! It is just so hard to understand how someone so young is gone, taken away from us.

    I remember meeting David “Mike” in elementary school. I have so many memories of David all through High school. He was a good person and he was friendly. He made people laugh and he made people smile. I remember the times we would all played together at school when we were younger. I remember a few times walking home with him and my sister. We all grew up together and then went our seperate paths, but I still thought of David.

    Even though he is physically gone, he is in our hearts and our memories. He will always be remembered by so many. We all will miss him from time to time. When we do miss him, stop and think of the great life he lived and know that he is safe in Heaven with God!

  12. My heart goes out to you and your family. May you find comfort in each other and in your memories.

  13. John, Nancy, Nicole,
    Our Prayers are with you, and the family.
    Please take care.
    Darla, David, & Christopher Diaz

  14. It’s hard to know what to say at a time like this, but I did want to let you know I’m thinking of you and that David will be missed.



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