Evelyn May (Kane) Detlefsen of Bethlehem passed away peacefully at home on October 26th. Evelyn was born May 3, 1932 in Waterbury, CT to Harry Kane and Edith Leiber. She was raised by her Grandma and Grandpa Leiber in Seymour, CT, where she attended and graduated High School. Evelyn met and married the love of her life, the late Emil E. Detlefsen, whom she was married to for 60 years. She worked in the Bethlehem Elementary School cafeteria for over 20 years. Evelyn enjoyed baking and cooking, especially for her family or anyone who would stop by. She loved to garden, from large vegetable gardens to beautiful flower beds she took great pride in her beautiful yard. Evelyn was a devout Christian and enjoyed going to church. She loved mallard ducks, she kept them as pets for many years. Evelyn enjoyed her daily visits from her grand pups Pepper and Spot. She spent many years raising and tagging monarch butterflies a passion she passed down to her granddaughters and great grand kids. Evelyn had a heart of gold, a sweet smile and always a kind word. Above all else family was Evelyn’s everything! She loved her family beyond measure. She talked about every one of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren all the time. She took interest in everything they did from truck pulls to baseball games, horse shows and everything in between. Her heart was full of pride for each of her family members.
Evelyn is survived by her three sons Kurt Detlefsen, Neil Detlefsen, Dean Detlefsen Sr. and his wife June Detlefsen. Her four Grandchildren Lisa Dillane (James), Michelle Mohr (Brian), Amber Combs (Travis) and Dean Detlefsen Jr. (Jennifer). Eleven great grandchildren Taylor, Corbin, Pyper, Sydney, Skylar, Haylee, Kyle, Alyssa, James, Colton and Aryn. A sister Arlene O'Connell. She is predeceased by her husband Emil E. Detlefsen. Evelyn’s family would like to extend their extreme thanks to Evelyn’s caregivers for their love and dedication. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Litchfield Hills Church, 306 Williamson Circle Oakville, CT 06779 or Bethlehem Ambulace, 83 Main St. S. Bethlehem, Ct 06751 or Bethlehem Fire Department, 26 Main St. S. Bethlehem, CT 06751.
Services will be private. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. To leave an online condolence please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralome.com
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Litchfield Hills Church
306 Williamson Circle, Oakville CT 06779
Bethlehem Ambulance Association
PO Box 401, Bethlehem CT 06751
Bethlehem Fire Department
26 Main St S, Bethlehem, CT 06751, Bethlehem CT 06751