James Detwiler
James Detwiler
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James Detwiler, of Deerbrook, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Eastview Medical & Rehabilitation Center. He was 81 years old. He was born on January 8, 1929 in Kempster, a son of the late John and Georgia (Mishler) Detwiler Sr. He married Gladys Geil on July 26, 1956 in Elkhart, IN. She survives.

He served in the United States Army as a Medical Technician in the Philippines from November 22, 1950 to December 5, 1952. He was a self-employed logger until his retirement.

He was avid coin collector. He loved feeding turkey and deer and enjoyed the outdoors. He especially enjoyed 4th of July celebrations and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife survivors include a daughter, Lynda (Joseph) Schroepfer, Antigo; a son, Mark (Denise) Detwiler, Longmont, CO; two grandchildren, Erin Bolen (Chad Crum) and Jay Bolen (Nichole Massey); two great-grandchildren, Rylee Bolen and Gavin Crum; a brother John (Velma) Detwiler Jr., Spanaway, WA and a half-sister, Janet Sprengler, FL.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Kenneth and Harold Detwiler and sister, Ruth Detwiler.

At Mr. Detwiler's request a private family service will be held. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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