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Francis E. Dettman


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Francis E. Dettman 1932—2018
Francis E. Dettman, 86, of Machesney Park, formerly of Sterling, passed away peacefully in his home, Monday, August 6, 2018. Francis was born March 23, 1932, to Edwin and Alice (Folsom). He married Ruby Boyle on May 17, 1986, in Sterling, IL. Francis proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. He retired as Captain from the Sterling Fire Department where he served from 1966-1988. He was an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls, and most recently St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rockford. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Dettman of Machesney Park; sister in-law, Marilynne Peak of Rockford; 7 daughters, include Pat Cassotis of Sterling, Conni Holder of Rock Falls, Sue (Tim) Nimocks of Machesney Park, Rebecca Dettman of Sterling, Carolyn (George) Feldt of South Beloit, Sharyn Boyle of Davis, Skip Dettman of Sterling; son, Michael Dettman (Micki) of Sterling; sisters, Janet Smith of St. Petersburg, VA, and Rita Olin of Sterling; brother, Ricky Dettman of Albany; brother-in-law, Jack (Robin) Peak of West Columbia, SC; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Alvin Dettman and sister, Susan Terry.
A celebration of his life will be held at Bethel Reform Church 230 E. 23rd Street, Sterling, IL on August 25th at 1 p.m., with Joshua Holder to officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice of Rockford, IL.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2018
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