Funeral service will be held at 10 am, Saturday at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. James Werner officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 pm at the Hafemeister’s Funeral Home in Watertown and Saturday in church at 9 am until time of service. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery in the Town of Portland.
Milo Christian “Mike” Detert was born in the Town of Portland on December 7, 1930, the son of Herman and Anna Detert (Strauss.) He married Lorraine Holzhueter on June 16, 1957 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo.
Milo was self employed as a farmer before going to work for Joseph Darcey Farms as a farm manager and cattle buyer. He later worked for Curt Piper Dairy Farm. He continued to help friends even after his retirement.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine, sons Chris (Kristie) Detert of Waterloo, Curt (Terri) Detert of Watertown, and Cory (Lynn) Detert of Wayland, Michigan; six grandchildren, Kinsey and Kaylor Detert of Waterloo, Craig (Shenelle Bollig) and Tiarra (fiancé Tim Rangel) Detert of Watertown, Rebecca and Samantha Detert of Wayland, Michigan; one great grandson, Pierce Detert of Watertown; two step-grandchildren, Brandon Kracht of Watertown; Amanda (Mike) Brunner of Watertown; two step-great grandchildren, Caitlin and Madilyn Brunner of Watertown; three sisters, Phyllis Berry of Hillsboro, Ohio, Lois Lemke of Sun Prairie and Rhoda Stouffer of Beloit; brother-in-law Roger Holzhueter of Waterloo, and sister-in-law Keri (Mike) Radloff of Waterloo as well as other relatives and friends.
Milo was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Paula, and a brother Carroll.
Milo was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown. He served in the United States Marine Corp and was a member of American Legion Post 189 here in Watertown. His other loves were card games of any kind, jigsaw puzzles, and bus tours.
The family would like to thank the Pastors from St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, UW Health Partners Home Health, Rainbow Hospice, and Heritage Homes Memory Care for their loving care of Milo. Memorials may be made to St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church of Watertown, Rainbow Hospice of Johnson Creek, Heritage Home Memory Care of Watertown, or to a charity of one’s choice.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.