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Specialist 3 Robert Frederick Deterding

Specialist 3 Robert Frederick Deterding was born on August 3, 1936 in Bremer County, IA and died May 1, 2017 in Readlyn, IA.

Robert Frederick Deterding entered the United States Army on September 9, 1955, in Des Moines, IA, served during the Peacetime era and reached the rank of Specialist 3 before being discharged on September 6, 1957 in Fort MacArthur, CA.

Robert Frederick Deterding is buried at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Readlyn, Iowa and can be located at

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Release Date: May 1, 2080.


Robert F. Deterding, 80, of Readlyn, Iowa, died on Monday, May 1, 2017 at his home near Readlyn.

Bob was born on August 3, 1936, in Bremer County, Iowa, the son of Clarence and Erna (Moeller) Deterding. He was baptized on August 23, 1936 and confirmed on April 2, 1950, both at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Readlyn. He graduated from Readlyn High School in 1954. He served in the United States Army from 1955-1957. Robert was united in marriage to Ruth Eickelberg on July 15, 1962, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Readlyn. Ruth passed away on July 31, 1991.

Bob worked at Rath Packing Co. in Waterloo from 1954-1984. After Rath, Bob sold seed corn with Northrup King. He also drove school bus for Wapsie Valley Schools for over 15 years. While working he also farmed and always enjoyed raising cattle. He was a huge fan of Polka music.

Bob is survived by his son, Steve (Gail) Deterding of Readlyn and his daughter, Sheri (Todd) Alldredge of Cedar Falls, Iowa; a brother, Roger (Marlys) Deterding of Readlyn, Iowa; a sister, Ruth (Gordon) Happel of Lenexa, Kansas; step grandchildren, Kerrie, Katie, Kristie, Billy; a brother-in-law, Vic (Eula) Eickelberg of St. Charles, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Monie (Norman) Boeckmann of La Porte City, Iowa; and Irene Mills of Spicer Minnesota and his friend, Betty Koschmeder. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ruth Deterding; a brother, Richard Deterding; a sister-in-law, Connie Deterding; sister-in-law and her husband, Donna and Bob Rassmussen; a brother-in-law, Junior Mills and his special friend, Kathy Friedrich.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Readlyn with Pastor Matthew Moss officiating. Burial will be held in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Readlyn. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Readlyn and also for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be directed to the Readlyn First Responders or to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

“Robert Deterding Obituary,” Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes, Inc., accessed May 28, 2017. http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Robert-F.-Deterding/Readlyn-IA/1724329.