Obituary: Danny D. Deterts | SummitDaily.com

Obituary: Danny D. Deterts

Danny D. Deterts

Oct. 30, 1948 – May 30, 2016

Danny was surrounded by his family in his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado when he entered Heaven's gates after a 2 year courageous battle with brain cancer. Danny was born in Denver, Colorado to Jake & Patsy Deterts. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dickie. Danny leaves behind 2 daughters, Lara Behney & Leslie Allen, 1 step-daughter Sheila Berner, and 2 step-sons, Jeff LaGrill & Justin Owens, his sister Debbie Campbell, 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, many extended family members and friends.

Danny was raised in Summit County, Colorado and continued to work there the majority of his life. He worked in the construction trade and was a gifted heavy equipment operator. He retired from Xcel Energy in 2014 to the regret of many of his coworkers that enjoyed working with him. Danny was often sought after to perform work by contractors as he was always dependable and had an excellent work ethic. They knew any job he performed would be completed with the utmost care. He was well respected and revered by coworkers and supervisors alike.

He will be remembered for the kind, caring, loving father, brother and friend he was. He always put others' needs before his own. Danny was loved by all that met him for his calm demeanor, sense of humor and genuine caring personality. He loved the game of golf and was a huge fan of the Denver Broncos.

A celebration of life will be held at the Rocky Mountain Bible Church on 600 Main St. in Frisco, Colorado on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the St. Jude Research (tributes@stjude.org acct #40860883) in Danny's name.