ODELL — William “Cowboy” A. Dehm, 66, Odell, died at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2011) at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.His funeral will be at noon Friday at the First Lutheran Church in Pontiac. The Rev. Dieter Punt will officiate. Cremation rites will follow. A private family burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be from 10 to noon Friday at the church in Pontiac. Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born Feb. 2, 1945, in LeRoy, the son of Weldon and Evelyn Norbitz Dehm. He married Marcia M. Legner on Aug. 20, 1973, in Pontiac. She survives in Odell.
Also surviving are daughters, Laura (Mike Aberle) Dehm, Chatsworth, and Jennifer (Brian Armstrong) Dehm, Morris; brothers, Michael (Tina) Dehm, Orange, Texas, and Bruce (Leslie) Dehm, Odell; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant daughter, Amanda Dehm; two sisters, Serona Dehm and Alvera Andreas; and one brother, Ronald Dehm.
He was of the Lutheran faith.
He had been a truck driver for over 40 years.
William served in the United States Army during Vietnam where he fought during the Tet Offensive, receiving a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during battle.
He enjoyed fishing, animals, working in his garden and going for rides on his Goldwing motorcycle.
William's father is a brother to Lloyd, Verneal, Glen and Ike.