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John L. Detzler

Obituary for John L. Detzler

April 27, 1926 - January 5, 2018
Aurora, Illinois | Age 91


John L. Detzler, 91, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018. He was born on April 27, 1926 in Mendota, IL, the son of the late John and Lorena (Krumm) Detzler.

For many years, John resided on S. Jackson St., in Aurora. He was a member of First Baptist Church since the early 1960's and remained an active member for as long as he was able.

John was living in South Bend, IN when he was drafted in 1945. After being discharged, he re-enlisted in the Air Force twice and was stationed in Mississippi and Texas. Discharged for the third time, he returned to South Bend to work for Studebaker until 1955. There he met and married Bernita Hock, and later married Eunice Knudsen who preceded him in death, along with his siblings, James Detzler and Mary Lou Jones.

John loved to eat out with his friends and family and loved the Senior citizens and Veterans meetings in the Aurora area.

Survivors include his daughters, Valerie Detzler, Griffith, IN, Darice (David) Brown, Hobart, IN; son, John D. (Anilda) Detzler, Pagosa Springs, CO; grandchildren, Amber Marie Jarnecke and Melinda Rose Jarnecke as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 11 AM until time of service 12 PM at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora, Il 60506. A private burial will take place at Lincoln Memorial Park.

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332 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL 60506
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