Mary Dettman, St. Olaf, Iowa, December 28, 2018

Mary Dettman, 80 of St. Olaf, died Friday, December 28, 2018 at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.

Mary was born March 11, 1938 in Guttenberg. She was the daughter of   Ervin “Jack” and Agnes Burr, Vorwald. Mary graduated from Garnavillo High School with the class of 1956. After high school she worked at Jensen Speaker in Guttenberg. She then married Clark Raymond Curran. Tragically, Clark died in an accident in June of 1965. On July 6th, 1968 Mary married Dale Dettman at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Guttenberg. Mary and Dale farmed together near St. Olaf. She loved spending time with grandchildren, was an excellent seamstress and cook and enjoyed fishing.

She is survived by her husband Dale of St. Olaf; four children, Geraldine (Gary) of St. Olaf, Raymond (Rhonda) Curran of St. Olaf, Donald (Sandy) Curran of Hopkinton, Patrick (Poppy Zapht) Curran of Hesper; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd (Pat) Vorwald of Holy Cross and one sister, Karla (Harlan) Dettman McGregor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Clark; a son Richard; two sisters, Janice Elsbury, Joyce Vorwald Dolan and one brother, Harold Vorwald.

Friends may call from 3:00 to 6:00 pm Wednesday at the Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Elkader and after 10:00 am on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, January 3rd at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf. The Rev. Marshall Hahn will officiate

Interment will be at National Cemetery

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