William R. (Bill) Determan
William R. (Bill) Determan, of Lakeview Terrace, California, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. He was born in Marshalltown, Iowa to John Bernard and Gretchen (Large) Determan. He graduated from LDF High School in 1965 and received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Iowa State University. After graduation, he worked for Consolidated Edison in Chicago for several years before moving to the Los Angeles area where he worked for Rocedyne and Boeing for the remainder of his work life. He was instrumental in the design and deployment of the power system on the International Space Station as well as other potential space related projects.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Songsri (Anna) Determan, his sister Nancy George, of Erie, Colorado; his brother Robert Determan, of Shawnee, Kansas and nieces Colleen Determan Turay (John), of North Las Vegas, NV and Suzanne Determan Caldwell (Rick) and great-nephews Tanner and Keegan Caldwell, of Lafayette, CO.
Bill was preceded in death by parents and his brother Daniel. Bill will be remembered by his many friends for his kindness and generosity toward others and willingness to help whenever needed.
A memorial service will be held May 16th in Glendale, California.