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AGE: 82


ADDRESS: Our House Assisted Living, Medford


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:30 AM, Tuesday, January 24 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 4years most recently under the care of Hope Hospice, surrounded by her family


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, February 4 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Phil Juza, Father Frederick Brost & Deacon Joe Stefancin


INTERMENT: Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Molitor Catholic Cemetery, Township of Molitor at a later date


VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Friday, February 3 where there will be a 7 PM Rosary Service held that evening; also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, February 4 at the church


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 15, 1934 at Medford


EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford; 1952 graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: April 11, 1959 at Medford to former Medford Mayor Robert Dettmering and he preceded her in death on November 11, 1987


PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked at a Milwaukee Catholic Orphanage for a period of time. She returned to Medford & worked at Bob’s Drive Inn. She was a drum major in the former Medford City Band. She was the manager of the Journal & Sentinel paper route for a period of time. They owned & operated Hull’s Lake Resort in the Town of Molitor from 1973-1994. She worked at Stonecroft Manor following her husband’s death from 1991-2001. She enjoyed baking, socializing with her friends at Hull’s Lake, dancing, sewing & spending time with her family.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where she was active with several church activities including Our Ladies of Holy Rosary; National Guard Auxiliary; Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; Curling/Bowling Leagues & Medford PTA


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Lorin (Colleen) Dettmering, Laura (Gene) Holmes, Jan (Gary) Laher, Carol (Mike) Couillard, Joan Dettmering, all of Medford, Karla (Scott) Dettmering-Sveum of De Forest, WI


LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 13 – Haley (Cody), Holly & Kyle Dettmering, Brett & Clayton (Katie) Holmes, Jesse (Megan), Derek (Dana) & Trevor (Heather) Laher, Hannah & Noah Machon, Jewelia, Kayla & Grant Couillard


GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 4 – Dylan Laher, Olivia Rodriguez, Elise Couillard & Baby Zimmer SURVIVING


BROTHERS/SISTERS: LeRoy, Vernon & Allen (Joanne) Brost all of Medford Arlyle Mayer of Green Bay

Brother-in-law: Karl (Barb) Dettmering of Pewaukee; Sisters-in-law: Esther (Gordon) Heier of Winter Haven, FL, Barb Dettmering of Onalaska, Joan Dettmering of Port Byron, IL


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Rita Werner, Margaret “Peg” Tuma, Tom & Lambert “Red” Brost




DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Catherine Enders


URNBEARER: Jesse Laher


HONORARY URNBEARERS: All the other Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren


OTHER INFORMATION: The family requests memorial contributions be given in her name to either Holy Rosary School or Hope Hospice both of Medford or the Alzheimer’s Association
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