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Larry Dean Detmers
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1933
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1997
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA

Born to Cornelius Detmers and Esther Dahlberg, Larry was a promising baseball pitcher, being the most sought after rookie in Michigan after high school graduation, able to pitch a ball 90 miles per hour. His baseball career was cut short by induction into the US Army in 1953, serving as a radio operator in the Korean Theater where he also contracted malaria an illness that would ultimately shorten his life. Marrying Berta Waynick in 1955, Larry went on to college, earning a Master of Arts degree in 1964 from Eastern Michigan University. He was a talented communicator with both adults and children and enjoyed a career in teaching and administration in both public and private schools. Larry designed and was responsible for the acquisition of a new school for Oshkosh Christian School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He served as the Director of Medinah Christian School, Medinah, Illinois. A devoted father and husband, Larry and Berta had four children, Becky Dawn Rapp, Brandt Deane, Kyle Wayde, and Jaason Aaron Detmers. He had one brother, Bruce R. Detmers, a half-sister, Blanch Detmers, and a half-brother, Clayton Detmers. 
 
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 Parents:
  Cornelius Detmers (1896 - 1963)
  Esther Eugenia Dahlberg Detmers (1894 - 1947)
 
Burial:
Lindenwood Cemetery
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Richard Rawson
Record added: Nov 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61298921
Larry Dean Detmers
Added by: Richard Rawson
 
Larry Dean Detmers
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