Merna Detlefsen, 88, of Bellwood, died Friday, December 30, 2022, at david place in David City.
IN LIEU OF PLANTS, FLOWERS AND STATUES, MERNA REQUESTED
MEMORIALS BE GIVEN TO ST. PETER'S CHURCH IN BELLWOOD
Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 10:00 A.M
St. Mary's Catholic Church, David City Rev. Ben Holdren, Celebrant
Visitation Monday, January 2, 2023, 4-7 PM with 7 PM Rosary at Kracl Funeral Chapel, David City
Visitation Tuesday 9-10:00 A.M. at the church
Dinner at the Event Center of the fairgrounds immediately following Mass
Cremation following Mass with Committal at a later date
Merna was born April 6, 1934, in Bellwood to Fred and Irene (Bock) Brase. She graduated from Bellwood High School and on April 29, 1952, married Jerome Didier in Bellwood. Jerome died in 1980. Merna later married Herb Detlefsen on October 23, 1984, also in Bellwood. They made their home in Humphrey and moved to Lincoln in 2005. They also spent winters in Arizona. Merna belonged to quilting clubs and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing cards and putting puzzles together. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Bellwood.
Merna is survived by her two sons, Jeff (Mary) Didier of Schuyler and Tony (Nancy) Didier of David City, three step-sons, Andy (Cyndi) Detlefsen, James (Kathy) Detlefsen and John Detlefsen, all of Lincoln, step-daughter, Sara (Paul) Johnson of Lincoln, two sisters, Betty (Jack) Romshek of Bellwood and Shirley (Don) Griffiths of Columbus, 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Jerome Didier and Herb Detlefsen, two daughters, Cindy Didier and Lu Ann (Didier) Mills, an infant brother, grandson-in-law Scott Nelson and great-grandson Bentley Mills.https://youtu.be/4tnpFGAp4sI