Warren Charles Detgen

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Warren Charles Detgen

SALISBURY - Warren Charles Detgen, 86, of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Glenn Kiser Hospice House.

Born July 3, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Gertrude Iseler Detgen and Walter Detgen.

He was educated in the Port Hope, Michigan schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in General MacArthur's Headquarters in Tokyo at the end of World War II.

Mr. Detgen was employed by the City of Detroit Police Department and retired as a Sergeant and later was employed by the South Lyon School System as a Maintenance Supervisor.

He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. He raised Morgan horses for 45 years and he enjoyed traveling with his family. Mr. Detgen followed all the Detroit sports teams and was a fan of the Michigan Wolverines and the Florida Gators.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Don Walter Detgen and a sister, Delphine Detgen.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Helen Bachman Detgen whom he married on Apr. 15, 1950; daughter, Dawn Detgen of Salisbury; sister, Gloria Ruppel of Port Hope, Mich.; sister-in-law, June Detgen of Sterling Heights, Mich., nephew and God son, Donn Allen Detgen of Sterling Heights, Mich., two step nephews, four additional nephews, one niece, and his beloved Pug, Maddie.

Services: A memorial service will be conducted at a later date in Michigan.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials in the memory of Mr. Detgen may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 131 W. Council St., Salisbury, NC 28144, or Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Detgen family. Online condolences may be made to www.summersettfuneralhome.com.

Published in Salisbury Post on July 21, 2013
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