Friday, June 6, 2008

Roloff Family Friend Dies

Mike Detjen the business partner, craftsman, family friend and soccer enthusiast on Little People Big World, died Thursday. If you're familiar with the show, Detjen was the one seriously injured almost two years ago when the trebuchet on Roloff Farms misfired.

Detjen collapsed during a soccer club meeting. He was taken to the hospital to repair a torn aorta and didn't survive. The Roloff's broke the news on their family web site.

"It was a shock," Matt Roloff told The Oregonian. "He was like a family member."

Detjen was 60.