Charles H. Detra, 82, of Loves Park, passed away on January 4 at OSF St. Anthony Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born on July 2, 1930 in Morrison, he was the son of Ralph and Leona (Longeneker) Detra. He married Geraldine Lungstrom on January 15, 1955 in Belvidere.
A United States Navy Veteran, Charles was an Insurance Salesman for many years. He was also long time member of Grace Lutheran Church and had a love for gardening and doing lawn work.
His survivors include his wife of 57 years, Geraldine Detra; daughters, Susan (Ron) Northrup and Bonnie (Frank) Cassata; son, Mike (Karen) Detra; grandsons, Mike Cassata, Mark Cassata, and Kyle Northrup; granddaughter, Jessica O'Brien; brother, Howard Detra of Dodgeville, WI; and a sister, Edith Crandel of Bella Vista, Ark.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Leona Detra; brother, Jerry Detra; sisters, Doris Hartman, Beth Chapman, and Mary McRae.
Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, January 10, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Pastor Brent Dahlseng will be officiating. Visitation, 12 p.m. to time of service at the funeral home. Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be submitted at sunsetfhmemgardens.com.