Dane A. Dettmann, 17

Dane A. Dettmann, the journey ended at his home on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, surrounded by the love of his family, at the age of 17 years.

Dane was born on Jan. 17, 1991, at St. Luke’s Medical Center of Milwaukee to Colleen White.

He grew up in West Bend attending both Decorah Elementary School, Silverbrook Middle School and West Bend West High School.

Dane’s interests were many, in addition to muscle cars, remotecontrolled cars and music.

He was a wonderful, loving son and brother who always put his family first.

Dane is survived by his loving and devoted mother and father, Colleen and Michael Alan; beloved brother, Derrick; special sister, Shayna; and his best friend and special pet, Snoop. Further survived by his grandmas, grandpas; uncle Mike; special friends, Eric and Cheryl, Ashely, Matt, Greg and Zachery; and nephew, Calvin; along with other relatives and countless friends, many of whom helped make it possible for Dane to remain at home during his illness.

He was preceded in death by Ian Jay Allan, Papa Dave, great grandma and great grandpa White and great grandpa Kerlin.

A gathering to celebrate Dane’s life will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with Marie Cochran officiating.

Visitation will be at the funeral home fron noon until time of service, 2 p.m., Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials would be greatly appreciated to the family or the MDA Foundation (2949 N. Mayfair Road 106, Wauwatosa, WI 53222) in Dane’s name.

The family will be forever grateful for all the loving support he received, including Dr. John Humphrey, Jayne Saboda and Carmen.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050; www.phillipfuneralhome.com.