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JOSEPH (JOE) DETERS

Born: Nov 29, 1939

Date of Passing: Sep 20, 2019

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JOSEPH (JOE) DETERS

After a few months struggling with health problems, Joseph Anthony Deters passed away at Actionmarguerite-Taché Centre on September 20, 2019, at the age of 79 years.
Joseph was born in Bruno, Saskatchewan on November 29, 1939 to the proud parents, Herman and Anna (Renneberg).
Herman Deters' family moved from Oldenberg, Germany to Le Mars, Iowa where Herman was born. When he was 13 the family homesteaded north to Cudworth, SK. Anna Renneberg's family moved from Hogan, Germany to Minnesota then to Cudworth, SK where Anna was born. Herman and Anna met and got married in Cudworth, SK. They had four children, Clarence, Elmer, Joseph and Caroline.
Joe was eight years old when the family moved from Saskatchewan to a farm south of Minitonas, MB. He got part of his early education in Saskatchewan and then in a country school, Ravensworth, which was four miles from the farm.
After this he helped on the family farm. Joe loved the farm with horses, cattle, pigs, chickens, a dog, but especially cats. After his parents died, Joe helped his older brother Elmer on the farm until their retirement. Then they bought a trailer in Swan River where they moved for the winter and back to the farm in the summer months. They did this for years. After his brother, Elmer passed away, Joe could not stay alone in Swan River, so his sister, Caroline, had him move to Winnipeg where she could more easily take care of him.
Left to mourn Joe's passing are: his sister Caroline, Missionary Oblate Sister; two nieces, one in The Pas, MB: Lana Hrappstead (Conrad), and their three sons, Richard, Alan (Sheena) and their daughter Nala, and Brian (Shawna) and their two sons, Brett and Luke and one daughter Arizona; one in Winnipeg: Andrea Deters (Mike Yarema), and their three children, Alexandra, Matthew and Mason. As well as a few cousins left in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Joe was predeceased by his parents, Herman (1971), Anna in 1984; brothers, Clarence in 2006, his wife Lucy 1998, and Elmer in 2013.
The family is most grateful to the doctor and nursing staff at Actionmarguerite-Taché Centre for the care and compassion shown to Joe during his short time there.
Prayers and viewing at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Holy Cross Parish, 252 Dubuc St., Winnipeg, MB. followed by Funeral Mass at 2:00 p.m. Father John McKenzie will be officiating.
Cremation will take place after the funeral and interment of the ashes will be held at Birchwood Cemetery in Swan River at a later date.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 24, 2019

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Our sincere condolences to Joseph's family and friends. I had a personal kinship with Joseph (and his brother, Elmer), dating back to the late 40's and early 50's when we attended the same country school, Ravensworth, south of Minitonas. Those early, innocent years are a joy to recall when we did our schoolwork together, played together--and, yes, on occasion, even got into trouble together! To Joseph's family, may your own family memories be your strength at this difficult time--until we meet again. Irvin & Cathie Hiller - Posted by: Irvin & Cathie Hiller (Friend) on: Sep 25, 2019

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