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Deatra A. Eshelman

September 17, 1952 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 69)


Eshelman, Deatra “Nana” age 69, formally of Bemidji MN, died January 4, 2022, in Fargo, ND.

Deatra was born September 17, 1952, in Peoria, IL, to Roland and Rosemary (Keener) Detmers. She graduated from Yates City High School. Deatra was a loving mother, sister, grandma and friend. She was a kind person who didn’t have much to give, but would give you her last dollar. She was Galesburg’s supermom who always took in her kids' friends. Deatra enjoyed crocheting, needle point, flower gardening, sewing, but most of all she loved being with her kids, grandkids, and siblings. Deatra is going to be greatly missed.

Deatra will be lovingly remembered by her six children: Eric (Christy) Eshelman of Gilson, IL, Jerry Eshelman of Bemidji, MN, Amanda (Stephen) Joyce of Bemidji, MN, Angel Hakert of Bemidji, MN, Jennifer Sjolsvold of Bemidji, MN, Tristan Barnes of Bemidji, MN; siblings:  Arthur Detmers of Laporte MN, Paul (Cynthia) Detmers of Knoxville,IL, Nina Smith of Galesburg, IL, Neal Detmers of Galesburg, IL, Vernon (Patrica) Detmers of Maquon, IL; 25 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; special family friend, Jamie Cousins of Laporte, MN; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Rolland Detmers; brother-in-law, Patrick Smith; sister-in-law, Robin Detmers; nephew, Douglas Smith; and best friend, Vicki Ortry.

Private family services will be held. Burial will be at the Lakeport Cemetery in Laporte.  Arrangements provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service of Walker and Hackensack (www.whisperingpinesnorth.com).

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