Wayne Delp age 89 passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, MN.
Funeral services for Wayne Delp of Hancock, MN, will be Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Hancock, with Reverend Julius Miller officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.
Wayne Homer Delp, son of Clifford and Cornelia (Stromseth) Delp, was born at his home in Moore Township, in rural Hancock, Minnesota. He was baptized at home on March 27, 1930. Wayne grew up in rural Hancock attending Pope County District #39 Kindergarten through eighth grade graduating July 9, 1943. At the age of five, Wayne would complete his chores in the barn before walking to school with his neighbor friends. One day another boy at school knocked Wayne down in the snow but his big sister Marvella came to his defense and pushed that boy’s face into the snow. No one bothered him after that. He graduated from Minnesota West Central School of Agriculture in 1950. Welding was one of his favorite classes, taught by Mr. Rolfe. He was united in marriage to Dolores Drewes on May 1, 1955, at Peace Lutheran Church in Morris, Minnesota. To this union was born their daughter Laurie. The couple started farming just one mile from where Wayne grew up. In 1965, the couple purchased and moved their family to Wayne’s home farm. Wayne loved farming with all of his heart from an early age. Wayne was a dedicated steward of the land & was very successful raising hogs and managing his dairy operation. Wayne retired from farming in 2008. In 2018, he moved into Julia’s Place, in Hancock, Minnesota, where he continued to live until the time of his death.
Wayne was a member of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church and the Farmer’s Union. As a teenager he enjoyed roller skating, ice skating, playing cards and eating chocolate cake and pickles with the neighbor boys.
Wayne is survived by one daughter: Laurie (Phil) Kuehl of Delano; three siblings: Marvella Isaacson of Willmar, Leslie Delp of Willmar and Clifford Delp Jr. of Mesa, AZ; his care giver for the past 11 months: Julia Conroy of Hancock and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister: Synova Lundquist, brother-in-law: Wayne Drewes and nephew: Jeff Delp.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.