THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Richard J. Detaege
Richard J. Detaege, 82, of Oconto, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, at his home.
Born Sept. 30, 1930, in Oconto, to the late Henry and Margaret (Leneau) Detaege, he married Barbara Mayo on July 12, 1958, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2009. He served in the United States Navy and was a farmer his entire life, operating both dairy and beef farms and was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, Oconto.
He is survived by two sons, Kevin (Blanca) Detaege and Daniel Detaege; two brothers, Raymond (Patricia) Detaege and Bernard Detaege; a sister, Dolores Aubry; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Byron Detaege.
The family received relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, Friday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Rev. Joel Sember and Rev. Bob Karuhn officiated with burial at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, assisted the family.