Joseph "Joe" Delutri was born July 30, 1933, at McNally. Joe was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill. Joe served his country during the Korean War with the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Olson-Halweg American Legion Post #125. He served on the Merrill City Council for more than 30 years. Joe and Velma were the parents of eight children.
Survivors include his five sons and three daughters; 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Velma on Dec. 7, 2005; two brothers and three sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, Merrill, with the Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Olson-Halweg American Legion Post #125 of Merrill. Inurnment will be at Hillside Cemetery at Merrill. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present to greet friends after 5 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. Scriptural wake service.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.