Obituary - Cletus Deters (1931)
Cletus Deters dies July 3
Cletus J. "Clete" Deters, 65, of Teutopolis died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at his home in rural Teutopolis.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Teutopolis, with burial in the parish cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church with a 6 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary and a 7 p.m. parish wake service. Bauer Funeral Home of Teutopolis was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Teutopolis Park District.
Mr. Deters was born September 10, 1931, in rural Teutopolis, the son of Henry and Mary (Zerrusen) Deters. He married Joann Bloemer August 24, 1963 in Green Creek. She survives.
He was a retired electrician for Eastern Illinois University in Charleston; a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Teutopolis; Holy Name Society, Teutopolis Knights of Columbus Council #2874, Teutopolis American Legion Post #914, I.B.E.W. Local #146, and served as a St. Francis Township trustee. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Surviving besides his wife are one son, Douglas of Teutopolis; daughters, Mrs. George (Susan) Wagers of Newport, Michigan and Mrs. Dave (Sharon) Ross of Gurnee; brother, Art of Teutopolis; sisters Mrs. Joe (Luella) Will of Teutopolis, Mrs. Leonard (Rosemary) Greuel and Mrs. Bernard (Dolores) Will, both of Effingham; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
The Teutopolis Press & Dieterich Special Gazette. Wednesday, July 9, 1997. A microfilm copy can be found in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, IL.
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Cletus Joseph Deters
Father: Henry W Deters
Mother: Mary T Zerrusen
September 10, 1931
Teutopolis, IL, US
July 3, 1997
Teutopolis, IL, US
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