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Rick Detzer, 63
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McMinnville resident and Tell City, Ind., native Rick Detzer, 63, was born Jan. 7, 1956 and died June 23 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville following a sudden illness.

An engineer with Pratt & Whitney, a United States Navy veteran, and a member of Barren Fork Baptist Church, he was the son of the late Robert Louis and Ruth Marie Zoll Detzer.

He was married in September 1976 to Gloria Ann Clay Detzer of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by son Robert Mason Detzer of Orlando, Fla., two grandchildren Kyle Detzer and Lezlie Detzer, brother Bob Detzer of Wisconsin, and sister and brother-in-law Peggy and Alan Palmer of North Dakota.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at High’s Chapel with pastor Dave Dawson officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 28, 2019