George L. Detrow Feb. 17, 1927 - May 24, 2014 SOUTH BEND - George L. Detrow, 87, residing in South Bend, IN, departed this life on earth to be in heaven at 11:09 PM Saturday, May 24, 2014. After 41 years of service, George retired in 1987 from First Energy Electric, formerly Potomac Edison Electric. He was born on February 17, 1927, in Boonsboro, Maryland, to the late Webster F. and Kathleen S. (Haupt) Detrow, and had resided in South Bend since 1987, coming from Maryland. On July 1, 1950, in Hagerstown, Maryland, George married Martha Ruth (Mowen) Detrow, who survives. Along with his loving wife, Martha, George is survived by his daughter, Daphne (Thomas) Stewart of Walkerton; his son, Dwayne Detrow of South Bend; four grandchildren, Christopher Stewart, Patrick Stewart, Donavan Stewart and Sarah (Nicholas) Woodruff; one great-grandson, Gabriel Woodruff; and two sisters, Belva Bartles and Elouise Harp, both of Maryland. One daughter, Deborah Diane Jamieson, preceded George in death in 1998, and two sisters also preceded. George proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. He enjoyed drawing and appreciated art. He liked eagles. George will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Special thanks to Hospice and Palmer's for their kindness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, May 29, 1014, at Palmer Funeral Home-Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN 46635. Rev. Ed Erskin, pastor of Northway Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 6:00-8:00 PM today at the funeral home, and one hour prior to services on Thursday. Contributions in memory of George may be made to the family for funeral costs. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 28, 2014