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Diedrich H. Dettmer — Lake City

LAKE CITY — The funeral for Diedrich H. Dettmer will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City, with the Rev. Scott Carmichael officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Lake City.

Mr. Dettmer, 99, of Lake City, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2007) at the Lake City Nursing Home.

Born July 16, 1908, in Bremervorde, Germany, he grew up in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1926. He lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., for a brief time, then moved to Lake City to be near his brother, Klaus. He then bought a farm in the Oak Center area. In 1942, he was drafted into the Army and served as a German interpreter during World War II. He was discharged in 1945 and returned to his farm. He lived on his farm until 1978, when he moved to Lake City. Mr. Dettmer was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

There are no immediate survivors. He is survived by nieces and nephews in Germany and the United States. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be an hour before the services at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel. VFW Post 8729 and American Legion Post 110 of Lake City will provide military honors.

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