In Memory of




Obituary for John (Jack) Detmer

John (Jack) Graham Detmer III was born July 15,1998 to John and Kathleen (Katie) Detmer. Jack’s life began in an interesting manner. He was born the day after his great grandfather and namesake, John Graham Detmer I, passed away, who he was subsequently named after. Jack is survived by his adoring father, John Detmer and Jackie Detmer, his step-mother, who Jack always considered more than just a step-mother. Jack is survived by his three siblings, Grant Detmer, Nicole and Ashley Borchers, who he loved dearly, and his sister-in-law, Misty Borchers. He is also survived by his grandparents, Charles and Susan Detmer and Ron and Sharon Isaacson. In addition, he is survived by his aunts and uncles, Stu and Jan Potter, Chuck and Lisa Potter, Mark Potter, Angie and Dooley Jolly and Debbie and Rory Whaley, as well as many cousins. Importantly, he is survived by his soulmate, Alex Sonoqui. He is also survived by his step-father Don Pease. He is preceded in death by his mother, Katie Detmer, who he loved dearly. Also, his grandparents, Margaret and George Potter, and Grandma Yukiko.

From the beginning of his life to the end, Jack was a kind, intelligent and loving soul who touched so many lives. Jack was very intelligent and consistently made the honor roll and graduated from Thornton High School. Jack was always liked by his classmates and teachers. Jack received scholarships and attended the University of Northern Colorado, where he met many of his lifelong friends. Jack was always quick to make friends, often befriending strangers. He always had a smile and a joke or a story. Jack had a love for music, influenced by is mom and dad. Jack always said, “I love Dad rock.” Jack enjoyed the outdoors and loved adventures. He loved skateboarding and was an avid, accomplished snowboarder. He also enjoyed surfing, kite boarding and boogie boarding. Jack loved traveling, camping, hiking, and attending outdoor concerts and events. He loved animals, especially his dog, Garth. He loved going on adventures and excursions with his close-knit family of friends. He enjoyed Star Wars, comic books, Harry Potter and the Renaissance Festival, often in costume. He liked riding his Harley with his friends from work. Most of all, Jack loved his family and friends, loved spending time with them and always wanted to make sure they were doing ok. Jack was the best friend, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin that anyone could ever have. You will be forever missed. We know you are at peace.