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Stanton H Detweiler

March 23, 1937 — May 25, 2024

Twin Falls

Stanton H. Detweiler was born on March 23, 1937 in Twin Falls, ID to Paul and Bonnie Detweiler; the youngest of their children behind brother Bud and sister Jonnie. He passed Saturday May 25th at his usual wake up time, at home, in the company of his family. 

Alongside his loving wife, Reta, the pair shared 52 years of marriage and together raised seven children: Conni, Chet, Teresa, Lori, Shawna, Bud and David. Their family continued to bloom with the addition of 25 grand children and 34 great-grandchildren. 

Stan was an innovative, self-taught engineer with a gift in building and repairing farm equipment or inventing it if needed. He was revered as a problem solver with the determination to take on just about any challenge. If you needed anything fixed, he was your man.  His work and creativity led him through many professional paths. His father started a starch plant in Twin Falls and put him to work as a teenager, that original plant is now known as Lamb Weston.  Stan went on to lend his hand in building the Blue Lakes Golf Course alongside his father and others, eventually serving as club President. He later brought concrete pumping to the community, proudly operating Crane Pumping in the 1970's. To keep busy in the winter, he partnered in owning  Magic Mountain Ski Resort where his wife and children worked along side him weekends and holidays until the kids just decided to ski.  While his talents were plenty his greatest passion in life was farming. On trips to Hawaii he often wondered why they didn’t grow Russet potatoes so he formed Island Potato and gave it a go.  After just one year he quickly understood why they didn’t.  For nearly 70 years he worked the farm, his first love according to Reta, until handing the tools, with supervision of course, to his son David where he remained a treasured resource. 

Stan was extremely proud to be a 32 Degree Mason, a Shriner, and an active member of the Elks. He is fondly remembered by friends and family for his intellect, talent in storytelling, humor and caring for others. He shared that his father taught him to hold honesty, honor and be a man of your word above all. For any who knew him a handshake or his word was all you needed. Leading with these values, his care for others was far reaching and felt throughout the community. All said and done he loved family. Thursday lunches, Rock Creek dinners to breakfast with your best friends , a seat at his table was always special.  

He was loved dearly, lived a life in full and will be fiercely missed. 

Stan is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Bonnie, brother Bud, sister Jonnie and son Chet. His sister Jonnie departed just 24 hours earlier, awaiting to escort him on their journey to a warm reunion. 

He is survived by his wife Reta, children: Conni(Randy) Stamper, Teresa(Rick)Tegan, Lori Thompson, Shawna(Tim)Obenchain, Bud(Kaysie) Stradley and David(Lynda)Detweiler.

Per his wishes, Stan will be laid to rest at a private burial on Friday May 31st. All those who loved him are invited to celebrate his memory this Saturday June 1ST at Detweiler Farms from 1 - 4 P.M. 2672 E 4100 N TWIN FALLS, ID, 83301.

In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital.

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