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Edward Nathaniel Dettenheim

February 23, 1934 - June 24, 2016

Burial Date July 1, 2016

Funeral Home Rose-Neath Homer

The family would like to extend an invitation for the family and friend’s gatthering to anyone interested in playing music in Mr. Dettenheim’s memory, bring a guitar for his “final pickin.”

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HOMER, LA:  A family and friend gathering celebrating the life of Mr. Edward Dettenheim, 82, will be on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at the home of Elizabeth Dettenheim, 723 South Main Street, in Homer. The family would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in playing music in Mr. Dettenheim’s memory bring a guitar for his “final pickin.”

 Mr. Dettenheim was born February 23, 1934 in Shreveport, LA to John Earl and Maggie Ruth Harris Dettenheim.  He entered into rest on Friday, June 24, 2016 in Bossier City, LA. Mr. Dettenheim lived life on his own terms. He never aspired to be wealthy, but provided for his family. Mr. Dettenheim loved music but life on the road made him leave the professional side of it. Curiosity led him to Louisiana Tech where he received a psychology degree and later to LSU for a master’s degree.  He cared about the quality of life for all and spent his career trying to find better ways to teach the learning disabled. Mr. Dettenheim loved his family and friends and showed it more through his actions than his words, although his words sometimes sounded like a philosopher. He loved his land which had been in his family for generations. Mr. Dettenheim knew every tree, creek and hollow and spent his retirement years in the house of his childhood. He was a friend, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great, great grandfather. He was the “fix it” man.

 Mr. Dettenheim was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James E. Dettenheim; and a great grandson, Timothy E. Larkin.

 He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary A. Shows Dettenheim; five daugthters, Jeri A. Dettenheim, Elizabeth Dettenheim, Carol A. Dettenheim, Eve M. Dettenheim and Ruth E. Dettenheim; seven grandchildren, Sarah M. Hamann, Paul S. Hamann and wife Summer, Veronica E. Larkin, Amber N. Young and husband David, Erica K. Anderson, M. Skyy Dettenheim and Caleb W. Dettenheim; six great grandchildren, James E. Pierce, Destiny D. Larkin, Harmony I. Faz, M. Braden Young, Kamryn E. Young and Holly Hamann; and one great, great grandson, Jude A. Robins; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

 In lieu of flowers honoring Mr. Dettenheim, his family suggests memorials be to St. Jude.


Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Homer Chapel  (318) 927-6110



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