David Delperdang, 65, of Remsen, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
David was born Jan. 6, 1946, at rural Marcus, the son of Gerald and Edith (List) Delperdang. At the age of 3, David moved with his family to near Remsen. He received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School from which he graduated in 1964.
He was then engaged in farming with his father and also worked at Marcus for the Marcus Elevator and also Marcus Lumber Company.
He enlisted in Company A Army National Guard in Le Mars, Jan. 6, 1964, and was discharged May 10, 1968.
In 1969, he began employment with Wells' Dairy in Le Mars, where he worked until retiring in March 2002.
On Jan. 10, 1977 he married Anne Zimmerman at Remsen where they made their home. Ann died July 22, 1982.
David was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include; his son, Nicholas of Le Mars; one step-daughter, Karla Petersen and her two children, Jacob and Melanie Peterson, all of Audubon; three brothers and their wives, Donald and Bev of Remsen, Ronald and Donna of Le Mars, and Larry and Julie of Sioux City; two sisters and their husbands, Sharon and Norm Neiland of Carroll, Carla and Bob Brannan of Odebolt; two brothers-in-law, Steve Zimmerman and his wife Judi, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Joe Zimmerman and his wife, Carla of Gilbert, Ariz.; three sisters-in-law, Kay Moore and her husband, Bob of Grand Rapids, Minn., Lynn Z. Madsen of Owatonna, Minn., and Jayne Schiesel and her husband, John of Point Reyes, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father and mother-in-law, John "Jack" and Margaret Zimmerman.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating and the Rev. Kevin Richter concelebrating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Graveside military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 220 and V.F.W. Post 3328 of Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 2 p.m. today (Monday). There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m., and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary, all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Casket bearers will be Ben Klein, Mike Neiland, Jacob Petersen, Fred Roling, Gerald Waldschmitt and Chester Wurth. Honorary bearers will be Melanie Petersen, Kim Spearn and Connie Sudtelgte. K of C honorary bearers will be : Ervin Ahlers, Wayne Augustine, Leon Fiedler, William Peters, Marvin Pottebaum and Cyril Schmit.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.