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Louis J. Deldin
Louis John Deldin, 80, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Monday, Jan. 30 at his home.
Born March 29, 1936 in Iron Mountain, Mi., to the late Anthony and Rose (Sparpani) Deldin, he married the former Betty Nelson and she preceded him in death on June 28, 2007. He served in the United States Coast Guard on the Cutter Sundew and worked as a diesel mechanic most of his life, retiring in 1999.
He enjoyed animals, hunting, tinkering and working on cars and did everything at a fast pace. Even at his age, he was hard to keep up with. His best joy was family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by two daughters, Donna (Fred) Khollman of Menominee and Debra Deldin of Greensburg, Pa.; a son, Dean (Sherri) Deldin of Streamwood, Ill; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other family members and friends.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Betty, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph.
Visitation will take place at Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home in Menominee on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2 p.m. until time of the funeral services at 5 p.m., with Pastor Scott Ehle officiating. Burial will be in Birch Creek Cemetery.