Lloyd E. DeTienne Jr.
Lloyd E. DeTienne Jr., “Sonny,” 84, of Zion, Illinois passed away peacefully on August 26th, 2019 with his family by his side.
Lloyd was born on October 19th, 1934 in Zion, Illinois, the oldest child of Lloyd and Eileen(Bure) DeTienne. He graduated from Zion-Benton Township High School. He married Sally Sue cook, his high school sweetheart in 1953 and they raised four children together. He joined the Zion Police Department as a patrolman in 1957, and in 1963 was promoted to Chief of Police, at the age of 28, the youngest police chief in the state of Illinois. After leaving Illinois he served as police chief in Gunnison, Colorado for one and a half years before moving to Marshfield Wisconsin to become Chief of Police. His years of service in Marshfield were from 1973 to 1979. During his time in Marshfield, he attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, graduating first in his class and was chosen by his classmates to be the speaker for commencement. Upon leaving Marshfield he returned to Zion Illinois becoming Chief Deputy Coroner of Lake County. Shortly thereafter he was once again appointed Chief of Police in Zion, and held that post until his retirement. In 2001 he began the first of five terms as a Zion City alderman, and police commissioner until April 2019, when his term expired. He was given the key to the city by the mayor.
Lloyd is survived by his children, Teri( Scott)DeTienne- Davenport of Deltona, FL, Wanda (Doug) Pince of Marshfield, WI, Douglas DeTienne of Pleasant Prairie, WI, and LeAnn (Dean) Fischer of Marshfield, WI; grandchildren, Matthew DeTienne- Davenport, Mandi DeTienne-Davenport, Aaron Pince, Barry Pince, Lindsay DeTienne, Megan Simmington, and Talisa Fischer. Nine great-grandchildren; and siblings, Pat Roth of Burlington, IA, Linda Antcliff of Zion, IL, and Herb ( Shirley) DeTienne of Phoenix, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, wife,Sally Su DeTienne; and a daughter-in-law Donna DeTienne.
He loved his Lord, his family, his community and his church. He was a faithful member of Trinity Christian Center in Zion Illinois, where the visitation and funeral were held on August 29th 2019.