Jerry Detmer


NAPOLEON -- Jerry D. Detmer, 75, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 3, 2013, at his home.

He was born April 13, 1937, in Harrison Township, Henry County, Ohio, the son of Theodore E. and Ione (Eisaman) Detmer. On September 6, 1955, he married Joyce Janeway, who survives of Napoleon. Jerry was a maintenance manager for the former Maumee Children's Home, Maumee, Ohio, for 20 years. He was presently working for the Four County Career Center, Archbold, Ohio.

Surviving also are two sons, Tim (Brenda) Detmer, Tom Detmer, both of Napoleon; two daughters Carrie (Jeff) Eitzman, Jeanie (Mike) Veillon, both of Napoleon; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Nancy (Kenneth) Lange of Napoleon, Sally Rettig of Mansfield, Ohio, and Darlene Wells, Temperance, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Jennifer Detmer; and two brothers, Warren and Jack Detmer.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Walker Mortuary, Napoleon, with Rev. Lindy Maurice-Saum officiating. Interment will be made in Hoy Cemetery, Harrison Township. Friends may call at the mortuary on Saturday from 4-8 p.m.

The family has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

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