Jack D. Deter

January 02, 1928 - May 02, 2011

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Jack D. Deter, 83, of Kendallville died Monday, May 2, 2011, in his residence.

Mr. Deter has lived in this area since 1966, coming from El Paso, Texas.

He worked as a mechanic. He also worked in maintenance at Kraft Foods, in Kendallville. He retired as a millwright from Kirsch in Sturgis, Michigan.

Jack honorably served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was a member of the Howe United Methodist Church, VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville, and American Legion Post 341 in Rome City. He was a Boy Scout member and leader for 60 years.

He was born January 2, 1928, in Sturgis, Michigan, to Russell and Opal (Chrystler) Deter. On November 18, 1950, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, he married Mary J. Etie.

Surviving are his wife, Mary J. Deter of Kendallville; two daughters, Linda (Harold “Skip”) Meggison of Sturgis and Deanna (Jerry) Anderson of Kendallville; four sons, Rick (Sue) Deter of Albion, Allen (Michelle) Deter of Pretty Lake, Russell Deter of Phoenix, Arizona, and Ron (Cathy) Deter of South Milford; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and a brother, Richard (Beatrice) Deter of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 5 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, with Pastor G. Scott Pattison of Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville officiating.

Honor guard services will be conducted at the funeral home by VFW Post 2749, American Legion Post 341, and active duty members of the U.S. Army.

Calling is Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Anthony Wayne Council of the Boy Scouts.

View a video tribute after Thursday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

May 5th, 2011 7:59pm


Andrea & Doyle Yoder & Family
May 5th, 2011 9:00am
Lagrange, IN

We were so sorry to hear of Jack's death. We appreciated Mary and him coming to Mom's (Sue Hasbrouck)visitation. It meant a great deal to us! Jack was a very special person, so kind and soft-spoken, gentle and caring. He will be greatly missed by many!!

Scot Snyder
May 4th, 2011 6:10pm

Ron, Linda and I would like to say how sorry we are. May you find comfort in knowing that he is resting. If we can do anything just let us know.

Tom and Jane Hulen
May 3rd, 2011 9:26pm

Mary and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time - God Bless, Tom and Jane

JoAnn Dieterle Stoppenhagen
May 3rd, 2011 12:28pm
Fort Wayne In

Rick and Dee,I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.