Age 73, of Holt, MI, passed away on January 21, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He passed into the arms of his Savior surrounded by his family and friends. Chuck was born in Lansing on July 3, 1940, to Harold and Thelma Detering (deceased). He married Judy Foster on June 2, 1962. He spent his working career with GM, 34 years, taking an apprenticeship in 1960. GM saw his talent and put him in a number of very demanding positions through the years, including the engineering of their first electric car. After he retired in 1993, he enjoyed spending time on home remodeling, woodworking, hunting and one of his true passions – fishing.
He is survived by his wife Judy and children Christopher (Becky) Detering, Todd (Amy) Detering, Lori (Jeff) Broadwick. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, brother Hugh Detering, and sisters Holly (Michael) Webster and Janet (Pete) Bush.
Chuck twice battled cancer, beating Hairy Cell Leukemia in 1996, and most recently lost a 6-year fight with lung cancer. Chuck loved his wife, children and grandchildren! He wore the title Papa with great pride! Through his last battle, he rediscovered his love for his Lord Jesus Christ.
A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Church, 3355 Dunkel Road, on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either Trinity Church-Deacons Fund or The American Cancer Society, Mid-Michigan Branch, 1755 Abbey Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823, Restricted for Lung Cancer. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Okemos Health and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care he received.