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Joseph S. Detwiler

Joseph Detwiler, 90, died peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Ohio Veteran's Home.

Joseph was born to Samuel and Stella Detwiler in Smithville, Ohio on December 11, 1922. He graduated from Doylestown High School and was inducted into the U.S. Army January 23, 1943. Joseph was a Medical Technician and was involved in the campaigns of Normandy, N. France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.

Joseph lived on the family farm with his parents and worked with his brother, Richard, until he became a resident at the Medina County Home and then a resident of the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. Joseph was a lifelong memer of the Seville Untied Methodist Church.

He is survived by siblings, Charles of Venice, Fla., Richard (Jean) of Seville, Esther Puglisi of Wadsworth, Norma Allen of Seville; sisters-in-law, Norma I. Detwiler and Evelyn Detwiler of Seville; and many nieces and nephews.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Robert, Earl, Ralph, James and Melvin; nephews, Tony, Sam, Bobby, Jimmy, Steve and Matt Detwiler; and niece, Becky Martin.

Friends may call on Thursday, May 16 at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Seville from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Seville United Methodist Church on Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Donald Trigg officiating. Burial will follow at Seville Mound Hill Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be made to Seville United Methodist Church or Stein Hospice Services, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Lane, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Services.

Funeral Home

Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home
25 Pleasant St Seville, OH 44273
(330) 769-3427

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on May 15, 2013
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