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Ken G. Detrie
Ken G. Detrie, 73, of Lena passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Monday, March 18.
Born to the late Norbert and Elsie (Fox) Detrie on March 22, 1939 in Green Bay, he graduated from Green Bay East High School with the Class of 1958 and married Diana Windus on March 30, 1974 in Green Bay.
He started his career with the Green Bay Post Office at the age of 22. After 14 years in Green Bay he was appointed Postmaster in Lena. He retired on Nov. 3, 1999. He then worked part time for Firelite Ice Company in Lakewood and then as custodian at St. Anne Parish until his health forced him to retire.
He loved bowling and had a 297 in a Press Gazette tournament, winning a stereo of which he was very proud. He enjoyed golfing with his brother-in-law, Paul Windus and others. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and blackberry picking with his grandchildren as well as early morning coffee clutching with the guys at Toms Station. He was a member of the Lena Volunteer Fire Department, Knights of Columbus, Lena Lions and St. Anne Catholic Parish.
His wife, Diana survives, along with five daughters, Beth (Tom) Sconzert, Kristine (Fred) Verduzco, Dawn (Brian) Miller, Laurie (Bob) Sleger and Terry (Chuck) Ouradinik; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Detrie; brothers-in-law, Paul (Evelyn) Windus, Gale (Jenny) Windus, Charles (Barb) Windus and Larry Windus and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ellen and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ervin and Helen Windus.
Family and friends may call at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, Lena on Thursday, March 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Knights of Columbus services will be held at 6:30 p.m., with wake services at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, March 22 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon with Fr. Celestine Byekwaso officiating.