Norbert Dettman

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Norbert Dettman, 95, of Luana died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon.

Funeral services were Monday Aug. 21, at St. John Lutheran Church, Luana, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin. Visitation was before services at the church.

Burial was at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Luana.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

Norbert was born on Feb. 24, 1922, to Walter and Martha (Milewsky) Dettman in Garnavillo. He graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1940.

Norbert met Millie when they were kids, living in the same neighborhood. As they grew older, they would meet at dances and danced at Lakeside, barn dances and Osterdock. They were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 1943, at St. John Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. Three sons were born to this union, Harlan, Owen and Marlin. They farmed south of Luana from 1944-1967. Norbert also was a dozer operator and worked for Krambeer Construction and Handke Construction and retired at the age of 75. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, smoking meat and drinking dark beer. Most of all, Norbert loved spending time with his family.

Norbert is survived by his three sons, Harlan (Karla) Dettman, Owen (Twila) Dettman and Marlin (Bridget) Dettman all of McGregor; nine grandchildren, Aaron, Katy, Connie, Marti, Heidi, Jake, Jordon, Colton and Keaton and seven great-grandchildren.

Norbert was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred on July 25, 2014; his parents; and one sister, Dorothy (Delos) Schroeder.

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