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Ruth M. Dettmann

Ruth M. Dettmann, 95, Algoma, went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Aug.
27, 2012 and leaves to mourn seven children Marjorie, Janice, David,
Shirley, Alan, Randall and John with their spouses, 12 grandchildren, 16
great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She passed away at
Bay Road Place in Algoma after a short stay there. Ruth was living in her
home independently until January 2012 when she began to need intensive care
from her family and home health. She moved to Bay Road Place in May of this
year. She was born November 29, 1916 in Algoma to Edward and Bertha
(Duerst) Fenske.

Ruth graduated from Pleasant Hill Grade School and helped her dad on the
farm. She was employed at the Algoma Net Co. until she married Elrey
Dettmann on September 27, 1936 and raised their eight children on the farm
in Rankin, Wis.

Ruth was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Rankin and was actively
involved in LWML and Ladies Aid holding offices in each. Enjoyed Bible
Studies, quilting for World Relief, bowling, golfing, line dancing. She
frequently got together with friends for birthday parties, cards, bingo and
eating at the Algoma meal site with friends. She loved to travel and
enjoyed several cruises, including the Panama Canal and Alaska. Ruth went
white water rating at the age of 85 in Alaska. She loved going to sporting
events of her children and grandchildren and was a great fan of the
Wisconsin Badgers.

Ruth is survived by her children Marjorie, Clermont, FL; Janice, DePere;
David, Green Bay; Shirley, Rankin; Alan, Rankin: Randall, Algoma; and John,
Madison; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and two great great
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Elrey on
September 25, 1993, one son Robert who was killed in a car accident at age
19 in March of 1973, two brothers and one sister.


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