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Breese, IL 62230
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Joseph B. Detmer


Joseph B. Detmer, 77, of Trenton died Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at his residence

He was born October 28, 1925 in Damiansville to Joseph H. and Wilhelmina (Wesselmann) Detmer; they preceded him in death

Also preceded in death by a son; Steven Detmer, a daughter; Mary Bernadette Detmer, brothers; Ted and Donald Detmer,

sisters; Sr. Dolores Detmer ASC and Evelyn Detmer Sisters-in-law; Pat Detmer and Agnes Detmer Brother-in-law; Henry Hemker

He married Bernadette Hagen on October 29, 1952 at St. Augustine Church in Breese; she survives in Trenton

Also Surviving are sons Kenneth (Maureen) Detmer of Lodi, WI, Tom (Maribeth) Detmer of Breese, Jim (Mika) Detmer of Trenton, and Eric (Christina) Detmer of Breese

Daughters Connie (Kent) Robben of Breese and Christine Detmer of Ft. Lauderdale, FL

15 Grandchildren

Brothers Stanley (Cleta) Detmer of Bartelso and Regi (Julie) Detmer of Breese

Sisters Lorene Hemker of Bartelso, Mary (Herman) Huelsmann of Aviston, and Rosie (Bill) Athmer of Damiansville

Sisters-in-law Mary Ellen Detmer of Breese and Rita Detmer of Trenton

Joe was a Mechanic and Salesman for Wiesenfeld Implements Co. Breese, IL and Shiloh Valley Equipment, and was in inventory and Auditing for John Deere

He was a member of St. Mary Church and Menís Sodality, Trenton Knights of Columbus Council 2932, Past Commander of Trenton VFW Post 7983, Trenton American Legion Post 778, Trenton Sportsmen Club, Trenton Senior Citizens, Clinton County Farm Bureau, Mater Dei Fathers and Friends, Golf Ranger at Governorís Run Golf Course, and an Army Vereran of WWII

Funeral Mass will be Saturday May 17, 2003 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton with Fr. Patrick Peter officiating. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery, Trenton

Visitation will be Friday, May 16, 2003 from 4 to 9 PM and again on Saturday, May 17, 2003 from 8 to 10:15 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton

Trenton VFW will hold services at 7:30 PM and Trenton Knights of Columbus will hold Services at 8 PM Friday night at the Funeral Home

Memorials can be made to Mater Dei High School, All Saints Academy, or Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be received at the funeral home 

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