WILLIAM "BILL" DEETZWilliam “Bill” Deetz, 59, of Duluth, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Thursday, Nov.
William “Bill” Deetz, 59, of Duluth, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth.
William Harold Deetz was born June 24, 1954 in Ann Arbor, Mich., the son of Ralph and Mary K. (Nation) Deetz.
He was raised in Plymouth, Mich., and graduated from high school there. He went to Western Michigan University where he received his Bachelors Degree in Education. In 1978 Bill was married to Susan Maureen Brown in Plymouth, Mich. Bill and Susan moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where Bill began his teaching career. He taught for two years before he moved to Duluth, where he taught in the Duluth Public Schools for 34 years. Bill retired in January of 2013.
He directed summer youth camps in Minnesota and North Carolina. He also spent many summers as a counselor at Ramapo Anchorage Camp in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Bill enjoyed traveling, biking, fishing and loved spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bill is survived by his wife, Susan; three children, Christopher Deetz of Duluth, Emily Deetz (Mark Rapacz) of Mountain View, Calif., Abigail (Mitchell) Carlson of Renville, Minn.; two grandchildren, Alexis and Max Carlson; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Shirley.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Duluth. A time of gathering with family and friends will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. before the service in the church. A private interment will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Animal Allies, CHUM, or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Please leave a memory of Bill or words of support for the family at www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com
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