Charles Detra

CHARLES H. DETRA, 82 LOVES PARK - Charles H. Detra, 82, of Loves Park passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Born July 2, 1930, in Morrison, son of Ralph and Leona (Longeneker) Detra. He married Geraldine Lungstrom on Jan. 15, 1955, in Belvidere. A U.S. Navy veteran, Charles was an insurance salesman for many years. He was also a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church and had a love for gardening and doing lawn work. His survivors include wife of 57 years, Geraldine Detra; daughters, Susan (Ron) Northrup and Bonnie (Frank) Cassata; son, Mike (Karen) Detra; grandsons, Mike Cassata, Mark Cassata and Kyle Northrup; granddaughter, Jessica O'Brien; brother, Howard Detra of Dodgeville, Wis.; and a sister, Edith Crandel of Bella Vista, Ark. He was predeceased by parents, Ralph and Leona Detra; brother, Jerry Detra; sisters, Doris Hartman, Beth Chapman, and Mary McRae. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Pastor Brent Dahlseng will officiate. Visitation at noon to service time at the funeral home. Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be submitted at


Funeral Home

Sunset Funeral Home
8800 North Alpine Road Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 633-0211

Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2013