Terrence L. Datka, 71

Terrence L. “Terry” Datka, 71, of West Bend, was born to eternal life on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1941 in Milwaukee to the late Louis and Alice (nee Rutowski) Datka. Terry retired from the Milwaukee Police Department Detective Bureau and was a bomb squad technician. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Moose Lodge and Eagle Lodge.

He is lovingly survived by his fiancée, Lucille Sincere; his children, Alan Datka, Jamie (John) Doyle, Barbara (Don) Redman, and Kelli (Jason) Mountford; his grandchildren, Ryan (Rena), Jonathan (Holly), Terrence, Beau, Erin, Ian, and Amber; his sister, Gloria Ludka; and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jean (nee Hebert) and his parents, Alice and Louis Datka.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Private burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Myrhum – Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhumpatten.com.