Walter C. Deterding, 80, previously of Morton, Ill., passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Attic Angel Place in Middleton, Wis.
Walt was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Bluffs, Ill., to the late Rev. John and Salome (Schwagmeyer) Deterding. After high school, he loyally served two years in the Army in Korea during the Korean Conflict. He married the late Beverly R. Schneider, on Aug. 2, 1958, and enjoyed 52 blessed years of marriage. He spent his lifetime in the printing industry. He loved his craft and taught numerous people the trade. He lived out his faith in Christ as a role model with a positive attitude and strong work ethic; his contagious smile will be remembered by all who knew him.
Surviving are his two sons and one daughter, Mark (Kim) Deterding of Alexandria Minn., Roger (Kelly) Deterding of Blue Mounds, Wis., Rita (Rob) Strickler of Peru, Ill.; and his nine grandchildren, David (Abby) and Dan Deterding, Elizabeth, Erin and Kathryn Deterding, Andy (Tricia), Zach, Chelsey and Alex Strickler. He is also survived by brothers George and Roland (Pat) Deterding, sisters Emily Winkelman and Betty (Duane) Beringer; and many nieces and nephews.
Walt was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; parents; sisters, Doris and Lorna; and brothers, John, Paul and James.
A “Celebration of Life” service was held Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at Attic Angel Place in the Garden Room, Middleton, Wis.
In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the South Central WI Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association 7818 Big Sky Dr. Suite 109, Madison, WI 53719 or to the Attic Angel Resident Aid Fund 640 Junction Rd. Madison, WI 53717.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Services, 3610 Speedway Road, was in charge of arrangements.
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