Deets founders killed in crash
December 28, 2016,
NORFOLK, Neb. — The founders of what is now Deets Homestore here died following a Dec. 21 traffic accident, according to local reports.
Martin Deets, 92, and Norma Deets, 82, were on U.S. Highway 81, when the Chrysler Martin Deets was driving turned into the northbound lane of traffic and struck the trailer of the semi, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
The couple founded Deets Furniture in 1961 in Madison, Neb. A second store opened in Norfolk in 1987, and eventually, the family consolidated operations to the new location. In 1997, Deets, now operated by son Ron Deets, moved to a new, 71,000-square-foot showroom on Highway 81 in Norfolk, according to the retailer’s website.
Services for Martin and Norma Deets were held Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison and burial was at Crown Hill Cemetery, also in Madison, the Norfolk Daily News reported.
Most Viewed Articles
Related Content By Author
Mid-August news features acquisitions, Amazon and avenues of growth
Furniture Retail Solutions
Over the past year, our editorial team has been on the road, studying retail – what's working and what challenges even the most established retailers face. Born from these studies is Furniture Retail Solutions – a multi-part series addressing common problems retailers face. Read our first two articles:
RSA Insights & Intelligence
RSA Insights & Intelligence gives you, the retail sales associates, critical intelligence and insights. We make it easier for you to sell by providing actionable tips and key takeaways you can and should use for every sale. Check out our latest two articles:
* Why buying mattresses online is harder than consumers think
* How RSA can capitalize on the adjustable base boom