In loving memory of

Barbara (Dettman) Fox
November 13, 1930 - September 5, 2020

Private family services will be held Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.

We are here today to celebrate the life of Barbara Jean (Brewer, Dettman) Fox. Barbara was born on November 13th, 1930, in Bakersfield, CA, daughter of George and Marguerite Brewer. Barbara was an only child.

Barbara married Milton Dettman on February 23, 1948 and moved to Algona. Together they raised seven children: Milt, Sandy, Marcia, David, Darrell, Joanne, and Lori. She and Milton were married for 28 years, until his death in 1976.
In March of 1986, she was married to Richard Fox. Richard brought with him a daughter, Cynthia. They were married for 25 years until Richard's death in 2011.

Barbara after breaking her leg in late 2016, moved to Crossroads Assisted Living Facility in Bondurant in January, 2017. There she lived until her death on September 5, 2020.

When her two youngest were old enough, Barb went to work for Brougham Trailers. She would drive all over the United States delivering them to different locations. She was also a bookkeeper for her son's company. She enjoyed watching rodeos, playing cards, playing scrabble and cribbage with her children and grandchildren. At Christmas time, she would help make Christmas goodies. She also enjoyed watching and answering questions from Jeopardy. But, most importantly, she loved time spent with her family.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands Milton and Richard; along with her sons, David and Milt; and a son-in-law, Darrell Parcel. The families she leaves behind are Sandy Parcel of Algona, Marcia and Dave Radig of Pocahontas, Darrell and Kris Dettman of Algona, Joann and Martin Nealon of West Des Moines, and Lori and Wayne Kautzky of Colfax. She also leaved behind 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Barbara will be missed by her family. However, comfort in knowing she is walking with her Lord and her family in Heaven makes this time easier.

We love you Momma...


Penny Berg Gregory wrote on Sep 10, 2020:

"I will never forget when Dave introduced me to your mom and all the kindness she has shown throughout the years. My deepest sympathy to you all."

Carol Elmore Family wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"So sorry for the loss of your mother. Thinking of your family at this sad time. Carol Elmore family"

PatKrapp wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"Thinking of you. It\'s hard to lose a mom no matter what. Pat Krapp"

Judy and Ron Matz wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"So very sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you and you family. "

Kristine M Allas wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"Such a sweet lady!"

Charlene Fox wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"My deepest sympathy for your loss with Barbara. I met Barbara with being a wife to Russell Fox, brother of her husband Richard Fox. May you keep your memories of her close to your heart! I believe I might have met Sandy at Richard\'s funeral."

Fox wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"Sorry for your loss Roger Fox family"

Marcie Doughan wrote on Sep 6, 2020:

"Sandy and family, So sorry to hear of Barb?s passing. I send my sympathy and prayers. So many memories of the times she worked the Food Pantry. May she Rest In Peace. A fine lady. "

Linda Grems wrote on Sep 6, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Barb passing . Please know you have my sympathy .Sandy I will see you soon"