Alfred F. Detmer
February 3, 1929 - September 8, 2022

Alfred F. Detmer

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Alfred F. Detmer, age 93, of Fremont died Thursday, Sept 8, 2022 at Fremont Methodist Hospital in Fremont.

Al was born February 3, 1929 in Lincoln County Kansas to Ernest and Bertha (Mussmann) Detmer. He married Betty (Powell) on June 8, 1952 and opened a small café in Beverly, KS. They moved to Fremont in 1954 and he worked at Hormel for over 30 years. Once retired, he became the secretary at the local area of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and went on to become the Nebraska State Secretary and is a member of the Nebraska Eagles State Hall of Fame. He was also a ritual member for the FOE for 27 years. Al treasured his membership in the Eagles and was dedicated to his responsibilities. Once he retired from the Eagles, Al drove the courtesy vehicle for Gene Steffy's in Fremont and thoroughly enjoyed being out in the public. Al was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Al played golf regularly till he turned 90 and loved joining his grandchildren and great grandchildren in sports, school activities and holidays.

Al was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Betty. He's survived by his 4 sons: Brad and Karen (Muhle) of Fremont, Mike of Davenport, IA, Jerry and Nancy (Novotny) of Fremont, and Jeff and Margaret (Stanek) of Big Springs, NE. He has 9 Grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren who will miss his PaPa Al dearly.

The family will hold a private memorial service.

Ludvigsen Mortuary in charge of arrangements

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  1. Carolyn and Gilbert Hansen
    So sorry to hear of Al's passing. We were classmates of good old BRHS of Betty, and didn't know she had passed away. We are happy they reached their 70th anniversary. I, Carolyn, was in their wedding party, and close friends in high school. You, their kids and grandkids, certainly have our sympathy on both deaths. May God bless.
  2. Judi Pedersen
    So sorry to read about the loss of Al and Betty. Both were such nice neighbors when we lived on Hancock. Betty had an infectious laugh that I remember. She also helped me out many years ago with a 'frozen tongue' problem at a neighbor's will be kids. I know this is a difficult time for the family and will keep you all in my prayers for strength, comfort and peace.
  3. Judi & Duane McKenzie
    We are very saddened by the passing of Al now. At least he can join his lovely wife Betty once again. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers to get through the coming days ahead.
    May God send his Blessings on all of you.
    Judi & Duane
  4. Bob & Eileen Thornburg
    Dear Detmer Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Al was such a great man. You sure had a gem to lead your family.
    Al drove for Steffy’s & Bob drove for Dillon’s so they would give each other a hard time. So fun.
    May you share lots of memories to help you smile.
    Eileen & Bob Thornburg
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