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Jon Detweiler

Jon W. Detweiler, 64, passed away Sunday, April 19, at Reid Hospital.

Jon was born October 18, 1944, in Wayne County, Indiana. He was the son of Charles and Iris (Turner) Detweiler, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1962 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He was united in marriage to the former Dorothy Shockney on November 11, 1961, a union which was blessed with 1 daughter and 3 sons.

Jon spent his career with Dana Corporation, working in quality control for several years and rising to Plant Manager before retiring in 1992. He also owned & operated Detweiler's Trophies for several years. He enjoyed the cars he owned through the years and attended several shows. He was also an avid golfer.

For over 40 years Jon was active with area youth as an athletic coach, mentor and role model. The discipline and training he instilled in his players gave them the ingredients for success long after their seasons ended. He enjoyed following the activities of his own children and grandchildren as well as many other area kids. He was a fixture at athletic events throughout the area and was always willing to help kids make improvements in their performance.

Jon will be missed by his wife, Dorothy; 1 daughter Linda Perry, Lynn; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, John and Rhonda Detweiler, Winchester, Steve and Hollie Detweiler, Cannon Falls, Minnesota; Mark and Jennifer Detweiler, Richmond; 9 grandchildren, Connor Detweiler, Olivia Detweiler, Zeb Detweiler, Kati Detweiler, Maci Detweiler, Whitney Detweiler, Betsie Perry, Logan Perry and Dawson Perry.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Keith Vincent at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, at the Williamsburg Community Center Gymnasium, 8441 Centerville Road North, Williamsburg. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 2-8 pm on Wednesday, April 22, at the Williamsburg Community Center Gymnasium.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Williamsburg Community Center, P.O. Box 145, Williamsburg, IN 47393.

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It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Mr. Detweiler. As others have mention, I too have great memories of Williamsburg's Little League Baseball and Jon as our coach. We are all very lucky to have had him as an influence in our lives. Though it has been many years since Steve and I played ball together, I have tried to coach my two boys as Jon did with us, with Respect, He never made us feel like we were just a bunch of kids.

Thank you Jon!

To the Family,
Thank you for sharing Jon with all of use.

Jeff Moore Jul 23 2009 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathies to the Detweiler family. On my trip home to Williamsburg 2 years ago, Jon met all of my family (NY, Ohio & Local) and walked us thru the school gym. We marveled at what he had done with the place, & we spent several hours going thru photos, looking at trophies, record books, bats, jackets, etc. - fondly remembering baseball days from long ago. I am so fortunate to have had him as a coach & wish that I had lived near such a good man throughout most of my adult life. He will be missed.

Randy Davis Apr 25 2009 12:00 AM

Dorothy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jon's passing. I know this will be a difficult time for all of you. I so admire his work to maintain the gym in Williamsburg for the community. This will be something that everyone will remember as Jon's contribution forever.

Dianne Bowmer Chandler Apr 22 2009 12:00 AM

My sympathies for your loss.

Jon had a great personality and smile.

I was previously employed by Perfect Circle Credit Union, serving Dana Corp employees.

Lesley Shore Apr 22 2009 12:00 AM

It will not be the same looking down the Union County bench and Jon not sitting in his spot next to Dorothy. Jon was an extension of the coaching staff. He was eager to extend a hand or give a hug to the players whether they were celebrating a victory or anguishing over a defeat. We extend our deepest sympathies.

The Shepler Family Apr 22 2009 12:00 AM

I was so sad to hear of Jon's passing. He was a big part of my childhood. My earliest memories include all of you. You will always be very special to me and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Shawn Coyle Apr 22 2009 12:00 AM

Dorothy and family,
Extending deepest sympathy to you at this time of loss. Be comforted by all of us that will remember Jon and his good works for the Williamsburg community.

Jeri (Bowmer)Toschlog Apr 22 2009 12:00 AM

Linda, John , Steve and Mark
I'm so sorry. I always like your father and always liked talking with him. I'm sorry I could not have came in person, You have my condolences.
Jeff Kinder

Jeff Kinder Apr 22 2009 12:00 AM

I want to send my most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Dorothy and the whole family during this extremely painful time. May your hearts heal quickly.

Angie (Cope) Miller Apr 22 2009 12:00 AM

jon has been a fixture in my life since i was in fourth grade ,i spent many of my childhood days with the detweiler family he was a wonderful man and will greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. he was always there to hug and give support to children if they had a bad game teaching them how to improve thier game,his family i feel is part of my family and i love them all. my thoughts and prayers are with you all. all my love and support
angie taggart

angela taggart Apr 21 2009 12:00 AM

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