Miss Milly passed away peacefully on Christmas Day after spending many days sharing cherished memories and funny stories with family and with the loving staff of Foulk Manor North. She was 94 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, John H. Dettleff. She is survived by her children: Diane Talarek of Wilmington and John Dettleff of Michigan as well as her five grandchildren: Carla Talarek of Wilmington, Dr. Chad Talarek from Chicago as well as Julie, Jill, Jenette and 6 great grandchildren all from Tennessee. Milly loved to cook and bake especially butter cookies, apple pies and leg of lamb. She also enjoyed collecting hummels and German coffee pots. Milly was witty and funny and never failed to tell you what she thought of how you looked . She will be sadly missed by anybody who knew her. Milly's family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Foulk Manor North for their exceptional care these past 5 years. They truly became part of her extended family. Her family also appreciates the kindness and care given to her in her final days. Friends may call for a viewing on Thursday December 29 from 10-11am followed by a service at 11am at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike Wilmington 19803. Burial will be held on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at 10am at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd. Bear, DE 19701. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the Mary Campbell Center, 4641 Weldin Rd. Wilmington 19803.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the Mary Campbell Center, Wilmington, De.