Edgar “Eddie” Lee Deterding, age 73 of Anselmo, passed away Nov. 2, 2011, at Broken Bow.
He was born Feb. 1, 1938, in Arnold, to Edgar W. and Cleo Spratt Deterding. He graduated from Arnold High School in 1956.
He married Barbara M. Flint in Stapleton, and resided on a farm south of Arnold. To this union four children were born; Susan, Judy, Bruce and Earl.
Eddie farmed, ranched, worked at Arnold and Gothenburg sale barns and was a custom cowboy for area ranches.
He later married Joyce Huddle, Jan. 25, 1986, in Ogallala. Eddie and Joyce celebrated their 25th anniversary in January. They resided in Anselmo, where Eddie worked at several area ranches until retiring.
Eddie loved to take drives through the Sandhills and cherished the time spent with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Darrel Crow.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce of Anselmo; daughters, Susan (Jeff) Hunter of Kempner, Texas, Judy (Bruce) Allen of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sons, Bruce (Mary) Deterding of Eustis, Earl Deterding of Arnold; stepsons, Bob (Kristy) Phipps of Oak Springs, Colo., Gordon (Jerri) Huddle of Thedford, and Dale Huddle of Lincoln; grandchildren, Detrick and Michelle Thomas, Katelyn Allen, James and Cathy Deterding, Dustin and Lacey Deterding, Jordon Deterding, Jessica Deterding; step grandchildren, Mathew, Mark and Sara Phipps, Jesse Huddle; great-grandchildren, Dominic, Christopher and Sophia, Brett, Erinna and Taylor; sisters, Pat Crow, Cammy (John) Amen; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services were Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Arnold United Methodist Church with burial in the Arnold Cemetery. Reverend Dale Coates officiated. Memorials may go to the Eddie Deterding Memorial Fund, c/o of Box 252, Anselmo, NE 68813.
Arnold Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in Custer County Chief, Nov. 10, 2011