Victoria Lee Detjen

Victoria Detjen

Victoria Lee Detjen, November 26, 2021

Beloved daughter of the late Jake and Dora Novack; dear mother of Mark (Robyn Wallen); dear sister of the late Stanley Sylvester Novack and the late Mae Jane Novack;  dear aunt of Michael, Marc and Merritt Novack;

Dear grandmother of Justin Wallen; dear great-grandmother of Mya Miley Wallen, Joshua Wallen and Kylie Bacon; dear cousin and friend.

Victoria loved to roller-skate and won several competitions when she was young.  As an adult, she loved to take long drives. Victoria loved bingo and took many bingo trips with her sister Mae. She loved animals and her special dog, Licorice. She faced many serious health problems in her life but she always bounced back.  She was an Engineer at Boeing and retired after 42 years. She loved her family and especially her adopted grandson Justin. As her Alzheimer’s progressed she became the light of the places she lived. Everyone always talked about her beautiful smile and she always became close with her caregivers. Victoria had a heart of gold and she would do anything for anyone that needed help. Many families received Victoria amazing gift baskets during the holidays and truly appreciated all the thought and care that went into them.

Funeral service Tuesday November 30 1 PM at Berger Memorial Chapel, 9430 Olive Blvd 63132. Visitation 12:15 – 1 PM.  Interment following the service at Chevra Kadisha Cemetery. Memorial contributions preferred to Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis and to the Humane Society of Missouri.  Visit for more information.