Obituary-Adelma Dettmer

Adelma Lee Dettmer, 89, of Peoria, Arizona passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023 after a brief illness. She was born June 22, 1934 to Fred and Amy Larson, the little sister to three older brothers, and raised on the family farm near Morganville, KS. She married Robert Dettmer in 1955 and raised two children in Clay Center for 24 years. She worked as a secretary at Gilmore-Tatge.

Adelma was baptized and married at Swedesburg First Lutheran Church, later active in the United Methodist Church in Clay Center. Moving to Arizona in 1979, she made a vast network of friends and enjoyed traveling, desert sunsets and sports, especially the Phoenix Suns. Mostly, she loved her children and grandchildren and hearing about their dreams and adventures. 

Adelma was preceded in death by her parents, her dear husband Robert in 1981, brothers Royal Larson, Raymond Larson and Clifford Larson, and grandson Derrick Yingling.

She is survived by her son Ron Dettmer (Larson) of Stilwell, KS , daughter Connie Yingling and son-in-law Mark Yingling of Peoria, AZ. She will be missed by seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Respect calls will be at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home on Thursday, November 30, from 5 to 7 pm. 

Private family interment will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Swedesburg First Lutheran Church sent in care of Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 7th St. Clay Center, KS 67432.

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