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Larry E. Deterding, age 73, of Independence, MO, passed away July 22, 2014. Funeral to be held 10AM on Saturday, August 2 at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with visitation 6-8PM on Friday, August 1. Burial at St. Matthew Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ernestville, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the KU Endowment for Parkinson's disease research (913-588-7159). Larry Elroy Deterding was Knobnoster, MO, on March 23, 1941, to Willard E. & Ida M. Deterding. After graduating high school, Larry worked as a building foreman constructing steel bins and elevators in Greenwood, MO, then drove a bulldozer for a sod company in Kansas City. In 1963, Larry enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Upon his promotion to Airman, he was stationed on the USS Enterprise, which sailed around the world as part of the world's only nuclear taskforce at the time. Larry remained in the U.S. Navy Reserves from 1965-1968. Later on, he worked as a welder for Kenworth-Dart Truck Company and then Sherer Truck Equipment. Larry liked putting his time & energy into handyman/construction work, lawn care, and drawing with chalk. Overall, Larry was a family-man. Larry was preceded in death by his first wife Betty Lou Deterding; siblings Charlotte Dowding, Everett Deterding, and Noel (Joyce) Deterding; as well as step-son Barney Lee Green II. He is survived by his wife Nancy Deterding; son Greg (Tammy) Deterding; grandchildren Kent, Kara, Keith; siblings Darold Deterding, Roger (Betty) Deterding, Merle (Sue) Deterding, Joseph (Marcele) McCommon, James (Carrie) Deterding, William Deterding, Paul (Karen) Deterding, Doris (Steve) Christopher; as well as Nancy's daughters BeeAnn Snedden, Bonnie Tengg, and Benetta Mittelstadt. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com Arr. D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218. D. W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories 816-353-1218 www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com
Published in Kansas City Star on July 30, 2014
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