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Mr. William Dettman
  • Memorial Tributes can be made to an organization that Bill deeply believed in.
  • Agape Childrens Village
    PO BOX 1627
    Cathedral City, CA 92235-1627

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Hi Sheri, I was at the NAMM show recently in Anaheim and heard the sad news of Bill's passing.
I use to work along side with Bill at Pro Sound & Stage Lighting in the purchasing dept. in the mid 90's.
It's true, he always greeted you with a smile on his face and if there was ever an issue in the office, he would not hesitate to help you if you needed his advice.
It was always funny to see Bill

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Posted by: Dave Lopez - Eagle Rock, CA - Coworker   Jan 30, 2017

Sheri - I'll never forget the first time I met you and Bill at RiverRim in Bend, Oregon. As a real estate professional myself, I had asked Bill if he could provide marketing services for me. I was so impressed with your on-line marketing. He replied and chuckled, "My fee would be outrageous". That is an understatement about one of his amazing talents. Everything about your marketing has always been truly "the best".

I'm so sorry for your loss. God's

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Posted by: Arlene Edwards - Bend, OR - Acquaintance   Dec 07, 2016

Bill, a good guy!
Ice Capades broomball 1970-71.

Posted by: Mike Edwards - Calgary - Friend   Sep 28, 2016

I met Bill at the West Covina Ice Arena in 196...7? 8? He and I were skating friends for only a short while until I joined Ice Capades and was delighted when he also joined. I remember him as a warm and friendly guy who was lots of fun and always smiling.

My heart goes out to Bills family - may your memories of him give you warm "hugs" you all your days.

Posted by: Gail Barnhill (nee Berger) - Tucson, AZ - Friend   Sep 28, 2016

I worked with Bill in Ice Capades for many years and remember Bill as a kind gentle giant, always with a smile on his face. I am sure he will be dearly missed and I hope you can take comfort in knowing he had a full life and had you , Sheri, to share in his pleasures in that life. At times like this I can't help remembering how fragile life is. I will remember Bill as truly one of the "good guys". My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and Bill's family.


Posted by: Darlene "Pepe" Anthony - Los Angeles, CA - Coworker   Sep 28, 2016


I heard of Bill's passing from the Ice Capades Alumnai group.
I did not know Bill as it appeared that he was involved in the
show after my departure. I also live in La Quinta and I wish I
had met him.

God Bless and rest his soul and Blessings to you and yours.

Tommy Sheridan

Posted by: Tom Sheridan - La Quinta, CA   Sep 27, 2016

Dear Sheri, we were deeply saddened by the loss of your beloved Bill. You two were a beautiful team together in life and business. We are truly sorry for your loss.
With warmest regards,
Annie & Gene Nathenson
LaQuinta, CA

Posted by: Annie Nathenson - LaQuinta, CA - Friend   Sep 22, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when you met Bill, he was a very sweet and kind man. I know he will be missed. Please remember, I'm here for you, old friend, whenever you need someone.
Much love,

Posted by: Kim Ray - La Honda, CA - Friend   Sep 18, 2016

Dear Sheri,

We've known you and Bill a short time, but shared some fun evenings in the Griffin Club. Bill was always fun and kind and so proud of you. That was clear in every conversation and he always talked about you with a twinkle in his eyes.

We know you have incredible memories to treasure and many friends surrounding you. Please know that we are thinking of you and here for you anytime.


Patti and Dan Carson

Posted by: Patti and Dan Carson - LaQuinta, CA - Neighbor   Sep 12, 2016

Just learned of Bill's passing and wanted to send my deepest condolences to those who are left behind. I cannot imagine the loss you are feeling. He was a kind and good man, and now he's somewhere where there is no pain. So sorry.

Posted by: Kirianah Klinginsmith - Palm Springs, CA - Acquaintance   Sep 12, 2016