June 25 2017
It is with great sadness that Members received the news of the passing of Josef Dettlaff at 93 years of age. An active member of the Association for many years, Joe's infirmity in recent years curtailed his visits to the Odenwald but he had many friends in the Odenwald who will also mourn his passing.
Joe was a devoted father and grandfather who loved company and being part of the close community of Airth where, in his full tartan regalia, he was proud to march in the parade at Airth Highland Games; in 2005 accompanying Horst Schnur, previous Landrat in the Odenwald when he officiated as Chieftan of the Games.
Joe will be remembered in many different ways by individual members who knew him, but consistently for his sense of fun, his readiness to laugh and his quiet determination. He was a real gentleman and we sorely mourn his passing.
Photo shows Joe, front, with Association friends enjoying Schottishe Nacht at Erbach Schloss.