Former area business owner has passed

Walter R. Deterding

A retired Red Bud business owner passed away early last week while traveling.

Walter R. Deterding, 83, passed on Oct. 8 at the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in Kansas. 

He had owned and operated Deterding Insurance Agency from 1977 until he retired in 1990.

The funeral for Deterding was held Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud, where he was a member, with Msgr. Dennis Schaefer officiating.

For Deterding’s full obituary, please see this week’s print edition.