Ronald James Detlefsen, 80, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his home in Smith Center, KS.
Ron was born March 29, 1940 in Socorro, NM, the son of Andrew James and Zeta M. (Boudro) Detlefsen. On January 16, 1958 he joined the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged on January 26, 1961. Ron was a past member of the VFW and Moose Lodge both of California.
He was preceded in death by his wife Alice Detlefsen, parents, daughter Tina Fritz, brother Andrew Detlefsen and son-in-law Curtis Cole.
Ron is survived by a son Ronald (Tina) Detlefsen Jr. of Reno, NV; daughter Marcella Cole of Smith Center; two brothers, Tom and Gordon Detlefsen of Maxwell, CA; a sister Debbie Jabkonski of Willits, CA; seven grandchildren, Ronald (Elizabeth) Detlefsen III, Erica (Corey) Sweeney, Sabrina Goodwin, Kassy LaPaille, Mike Romiski Jr., Darrian McDonald and DJ Fritz and seven great grandchildren.
There will not be a public visitation as cremation was chosen. Services will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Ronald James Detlefsen Memorial Fund and sent in care of All Faiths Funeral Chapel, 113 S. Madison St., Smith Center, KS 66967.