Angela Detwiler, 40, died on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at her home in Gleason, WI. She was born on November 11, 1975 to Bernice Dodson and received through adoption on May 28, 1980 to Glen and Priscilla Petre in Altamont, TN. They both survive.
Angela enjoyed story writing and also writing poetry. Her most recent poetic work was done shortly before her death. During her recovery from surgery she felt moved to write a children’s storybook focusing on adopted children finding security in Jesus. Angels’a cancer journey ended with deliverance and complete restoration in the arms of Jesus.
‘I’m coming home to you Jesus, because you’re calling me.
I long to leave my sickness here, and come and rest with Thee.
But Oh my family Jesus, They tug my heartstrings so
Help me to trust them with you, and gently peacefully go.
My friends have blessed me Father, they’ve showered me with love,
I leave them in your goodness, I come to you above.
I’m coming home to you Jesus, where I can sweetly rest,
Leaving all the pain behind with you I shall be blest.’
Angela is survived by her husband, Luke Detwiler, daughters: Luella, Drusilla, Aletha, Destany, Faith, and Rosetta, son: Melvin, parents: Glen and Priscilla Petre, sisters: Crystal (James) Nolt, Judith (Josiah) Kropf, brothers: Ethan (Janeva) Petre, Marlin (Emily) Petre, and Jalon Petre. She is preceded in death by her Biological mother: Bernice, Paternal Grandparents – Calvert (Ada) Petre and Maternal Grandmother – Corinne Martin.
A Funeral Service for Angela will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10AM, in a large tent, at the Gleason Mennonite Church. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 2-4PM and again from 6-8PM, also at the Gleason Mennonite Church. Burial will immediately follow the service in the adjourning cemetery.
Waid Funeral Home of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.