Jerry Delzell

Died: Sun., Jul. 16, 2017


Family to do services at later date


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Jerry Lane Delzell, age 74, of Kingston, Iowa and formerly of Wapello and Morning Sun, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at his residence.  The son of Robert and Marie Christner Delzell, he was born on September 18, 1942 in Burlington.  Jerry married Virginia ‘Ginger’ Delzell in May of 1961.  They later divorced.

He graduated from Morning Sun High School in 1960.  Jerry served in the US Navy from 1961 to 1965 as a helicopter medic.  He was a farmer and later an OTR truck driver.

Jerry had been active with Little League, Jaycees, and the Wapello Homecoming.  He also enjoyed woodworking, bicycling, racing with his grandsons, and coin collecting.

His family includes a son, Mike and Julie Delzell of Wapello; 4 grandchildren, Jason & Kristyn Delzell, Keri Delzell, Victoria & Jeremy Keninger, and Robby Delzell; seven great grandchildren;
two brothers, Paul & Judy Delzell of Fulton, Illinois and Raymond & Donna Delzell of Washington; and a longtime special friend, Rosalie Jarvis of New London.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brian; and two sisters, Diane and an infant.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date.  Cremation has been fulfilled.

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Dealers Choice Auto Auction, Monte Delzell
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
Sorry to hear of your loss! Always enjoyed when Jerry would come in to drive. A quiet spirit and "caught in the cookie jar" smile! Will be missed! deana, Office manager

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