Roberta Dettling

Roberta Dettling

August 1, 1936 January 5, 2021

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Obituary for Roberta Dettling (Smith)

Roberta L. Dettling, 84, of Concord, NC, and formerly of Spring Twp (Lincoln Park), passed away peacefully on January 5, 2021, at Tucker House Hospice of Cabarrus County, NC.

Born in Reading, PA she was the daughter of the late Robert Smith and the late Elsie May (Smith) Schwenk, wife of the late Edward Schwenk. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Conrad J. Dettling.

“Bobbie” graduated from Reading High School, Class of 1956.

Bobbie previously worked for American Bank & Trust, Leader Nursing Home and was a CNA at The Highlands of Wyomissing until her retirement. Bobbie was an active member at St. John Baptist de la Salle where she enjoyed casino bus trips, playing bingo, and attending church picnics before moving to North Carolina in June 2020. Bobbie loved to sing and play card games. Crazy 8's was her favorite card game in her later years. After retirement, she volunteered at La Salle Academy as a cafeteria aid with her best friend, Cathy Grandinetti, on Wednesdays.

Surviving are her two sons, Todd Dettling of Concord, NC, and Brian Dettling of Portland, OR. She also leaves behind her daughter-in-law, Stacey, and cherished granddaughter, Mathilde, of Portland, OR.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10 AM at St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church, 42 Kerrick Road, Shillington, with burial following at Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale. Viewing will be at the church from 9:00 AM until the start of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Rescue Mission, 645 North Sixth Street, Reading, PA 19601 or online at

Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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Cole Golden

I'm very sorry for your loss. I know how difficult a time like this can be. Your Mom sounds as if she was a wonderful woman.
Comment | Posted at 10:53am via Condolence

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John Updegrove

My condolences to the family. Bobbie and my grandfather shared a quad garage for years in Lincoln Park. She helped take care of him during his final days in the mid-80s. My Mom moved into his house on Elmwood in ‘86, and I am living in the house now. Fond memories of Bobbie as I look out my driveway and see the back of her old house on Revere.
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Margaret Stief

She will be missed. Wonderful woman. Condolences to Todd,Brian,Stacey and especially her cherished granddaughter Mathilde.
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