Moss Funeral Home - Breese, IL

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Moss Funeral Home
535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230


535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-7144
Fax: 618-526-4945

Reginald "Regi" Detmer




  Visitation:  Tuesday, August 2, 2011          4:00-9:00 PM
                     Wednesday, August 3, 2011  8:00-10:00 AM
                     Moss Funeral Home, Breese

  Services:   Wednesday, August 3, 2011           11:00 AM
                    St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bartelso



Reginald “Regi” Detmer, 67 of Bartelso and Breese, died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at his residence in Breese. 

Mr. Detmer was born September 14, 1943 in Breese to Joseph H. and Wilhelmina (Wesselmann) Detmer; they preceded him in death. 

He married Patricia Ratermann on February 14, 1962 at St. Dominic Church in Breese; she preceded him in death on February 21, 1998. 

Also preceded in death by a son Jeffrey Detmer; sisters, Dolores Detmer, Evelyn Detmer, and Lorene Hemker; brothers, Theodore Detmer, Donald Detmer and Joseph Detmer; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sylvester and Mary Louise Ratermann;  brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Henry Hemker, Cleta Detmer, William Athmer, Alice Ratermann, and Tom Jantzen. 

He is survived by his wife Julie (Jantzen) Schlueter-Detmer of Breese, whom he married April 28, 2001 at St. Cecilia Church in Bartelso; his children, Brian Detmer and Barbara (Thomas) Johnson all of Bartelso; his grandchildren, Kyle (friend Abby Book) Detmer, Kristopher Detmer, Jason (Veronica “Roni” Drees) Detmer, Alicia (Victor “Hugo) Dominguez, Jacob (friend Ariel Kuhl) Johnson, and Ian (friend Rachel Henkel) Johnson; great-grandchildren, Yazmin, Victor “Manny”, and Maria Dominguez and Landon Johnson; step-children, Jackie (Jim) Sprehe of Germantown, Jill (Jeff) Dorries of O’Fallon, and John (Joline) Schlueter of Bartelso; step-grandchildren, Julianna and Jessica Sprehe, Joshua, Jason, and Joelle Dorries, and Lauren Luebbers; a brother, Stanley Detmer of Bartelso; sisters, Mary (Herman) Huelsmann of Aviston, Rosalie Athmer of Damiansville; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bernadette Detmer of Trenton, Mary Ellen Detmer of Breese, and Rita Detmer of Trenton, John Ratermann of Breese, Lenny (Mary) Ratermann of Pierron, Carl (Vonnie) Ratermann of Breese, Jane (Richard) Lappe of Breese, Mary (Brent) Heier of Trenton, Jane (Dan) Rosen of Highland, Ruth (Gene) Loepker of Bartelso, and Suzanne (Jim) LeRoy of Minnesota. 

Regi was a farmer and also retired as a truck driver from Wilke Truck Service in St. Rose.  He was a member of St. Cecilia Church and Men’s Sodality in Bartelso, past member of the Agricultural Advisory Board at Central High School, past president of Clinton County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Clinton County Farm Bureau, past member of Teamsters Local 50-Belleville, Charter member of the Gateway Farm Toy Collectors Club, National Rifle Association, Illinois Tractor Pullers Association, Founder and President of the Southern Illinois Green Iron Club, Gateway 2 Cylinder Club, and the American Farm Heritage Museum. 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Cecilia Church in Bartelso with Fr. Henry Fischer officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 8:00-10:00 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. 

Memorials can be made to Heartland Hospice or to the Chakota Therapeutic Riding Center and will be received at the funeral home.