Richard Donald Detling | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Richard Donald Detling

Richard Donald Detling, 70, of Stateline, Nev., passed away at his home June 12, 2006.

Mr. Detling was born Sept. 1, 1935, to Casper J. and Marie K. Kugler in Cayuga, N.D. He moved to Lidgerwood, N.D., in 1945, and attended school at St. Boniface school before moving to Black Hills Ordnance Depot, Igloo, S.D. in 1951. From 1953 to 1958 he served in the U.S. Air Force with the military police. Dick attended college in Spearfish and Springfield, S.D. He moved to Denver in the 1960s, where he lived until moving to Stateline in 1968. He worked as a dealer at Harrah’s Tahoe for 35 years, retiring in 2005. He then worked for Harrah’s part time. Dick was a Catholic.

Lake Tahoe was part of Dick’s soul. He loved golf, hiking, snow and water skiing, hunting, boating, fishing, river rafting as well as traveling, here and abroad. He lived life to the fullest and his extended family was the numerous men and women he rubbed elbows with at Lake Tahoe.

He is survived by his sisters, Charlette A. Schuerman and her husband, Norbert, of Omaha, Neb., and Janice M. Simpson of Hill City, S.D.; brother-in-law, Donald M. Kalmbach and his wife, Beverly, of Concord, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Debra and Bradley Rovanpera of Oakley, Calif., Donna and Jim Robinson of Banden, Ore., Dale and Lorraine Kalmbach and Lorie and Kent Jandt of Madera, Calif., Robert and Cheryl Schuerman of overseas, Todd Schuerman of Maine, and Brenda Taylor of Nolensville, Tenn.; 22 grandnieces and grandnephews; and his two precious cats, Benje and Cal.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Darlene M. Kalmbach; nephew, Bruce Simpson; and brother-in -law, Ronald Simpson.


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