Mary Dettman, 80, of St. Olaf, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.
Mary was born March 11, 1938, in Guttenberg, the daughter of Ervin "Jack" and Agnes Burr Vorwald. Mary graduated from Garnavillo High School with the Class of 1956. After high school, she worked at Jensen Speaker in Guttenberg. She then married Clark Raymond Curran. Tragically, Clark died in an accident in June of 1965. On July 6, 1968, Mary married Dale Dettman at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Guttenberg. Mary and Dale farmed together near St. Olaf. She loved spending time with grandchildren, was an excellent seamstress and cook and enjoyed fishing.
She is survived by her husband, Dale, of St. Olaf; four children, Geraldine (Gary) of St. Olaf, Raymond (Rhonda) Curran of St. Olaf, Donald (Sandy) Curran of Hopkinton and Patrick (Poppy Zapht) Curran of Hesper; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd (Pat) Vorwald of Holy Cross; and one sister, Karla (Harlan) Dettman of McGregor.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Clark; a son, Richard; two sisters, Janice Elsbury and Joyce Vorwald Dolan; and one brother, Harold Vorwald.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Elkader and after 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf. The Rev. Marshall Hahn will officiate.
Interment will be at National Cemetery.
Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.graufuneralhomes.com.