Robert G. Dettmann

May 9, 1937 ~ January 22, 2011

Robert G. Dettmann, age 73, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011, at his residence in Lake Charles.

Born May 9, 1937, in Chicago, IL, he enjoyed gardening and fishing. He retired from Caterpillar after working many years as a welder. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceding him in death was his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Dettmann.

Survivors include his children, Karen Foster and husband, David of Braceville, IL, Donald Dettmann and wife, Missy of Dwight, IL, John Dettmann of Lake Charles, and James Dettmann of Morris, IL; a sister, Carol Oberfell of Chicago, IL; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011, at Johnson Funeral Home. Rev. Tim Norris will officiate. Visitation will be held that morning from 9 a.m. until time of services.

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  1. Mr. Dettmann was always a very polite and respectful person. He always spoke very highly of his family. I know he will be missed greatly.

  2. Thinking of you all, Bob will be missed!He and I have been friends since 1957, and I introduced him to my cousin Betty, who became his wife.I have many found memories of all you kids, hugs from Maggie and I

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