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Otto A. Delzer
Otto A. Delzer, 90, of Oconto Falls, passed away Wednesday evening, April 12 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center surrounded by his family.
Born Oct. 31, 1926 in the Town of Morgan, to Hugo and Ella (Retzlaff) Delzer, he grew up on the family farm and attended North Morgan School. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in Japan. After an honorable discharge, he returned to the Morgan area to farm.
On June 16, 1951, he married Delores Gaertig at St. John's Lutheran Church in Morgan. The couple owned and operated a family farm in the Town of Stiles all their married years. He also worked at Scott Paper for many years until retiring in 1989 and he continued to farm.
A lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Morgan he was an avid deer hunter until age 88 and enjoyed time with his grandchildren, great- grandchildren and special friend, Helen Gohr.
He is survived by four children, David Delzer, Roger (Bobbi) Delzer, Beverly (John) Wolf and Richard (Heidi) Delzer, all of Oconto Falls; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold (Beryl) Delzer, Morgan; two sisters, Dorothy Petka and Anita Hansen, both of Chase; two sisters-in-law, Betty (Wes) Delzer-Sosinski, who winters in Texas and Joan Delzer, Morgan and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Delores in 1999; an infant daughter; three brothers, Alfred (Lois), Hugo Jr. and George Delzer and two brothers-in-law, Ervin Hansen and Ben Petka.
Visitation was held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Morgan on Monday, April 17 from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Lloyd Luedeman officiated followed burial with military honors in the Town of Morgan Cemetery.