Kathryn Detschel

Kathryn Detschel

Sunday, November 24th, 1935 Sunday, December 8th, 2019

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Obituary for Kathryn Ellen Detschel (Rautio)

Kathryn Ellen Detschel, 84, of Fayetteville, PA, passed from this life Sunday evening, December 8, 2019. Born November 24, 1935 in Waverly, NY, she was a daughter of the late William and Ellen Olsen Rautio. Kathryn graduated from Spencer High School with the class of 1953. After graduation she attended cosmetology school and worked as a stylist for many years before starting a home healthcare business. Kathryn loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed living on Cape Cod for 17 years and had many fond memories of visiting there as a child with her parents. Her hobbies included gardening, birding, reading, and traveling extensively with her husband. She had a great love for animals, especially her cats.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Fred Detschel; her daughter, Denice Clarke (Joseph) of Orrtanna, PA; step children William Detschel (Nanette) of Greensboro, NC, Kathy Hatch (Randy) of Stallings, NC, and Diana Stevens (Darren) of Cairo, NY; eleven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Rozalin Namet, Robin Patterson and Candy Patterson; and her brother, Timothy Rautio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death last August by her son, Mark Lovell and by a brother, Michael Rautio.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Services and interment will be on Cape Cod.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Kathryn’s memory be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Sunday, December 15th, 2019
    4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Tabitha and Cameron sent flowers to the family of Kathryn Ellen Detschel (Rautio).
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Tabitha and Cameron sent flowers to the family of Kathryn Ellen Detschel (Rautio).
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Tabitha and Cameron

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Kathryn so suddenly. God bless you all! Tabitha (Robins stepdaughter) and Cameron
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Tabitha and Cameron purchased the Medium Dish Garden for the family of Kathryn Detschel.
Comment | Posted at 08:35pm via Floral Arrangements

David Krom

My memories go way back when it comes to Kathy. One particular memory was when Kathy and my Mom opened a beauty salon in Stone Ridge NY. I go past the spot where the salon was located often and they always come to my mind. They were truly good friends. My condolences to Kathy's family and friends. I do believe that Kathy and my Mom are toasting to all of us that have yet to show up at the party. And we will. May they dance. I am attaching a photo of Wilma Kathy's good friend. Sincerely, David
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