Donald Delperdang

Friday, June 17, 2022
Donald Delperdang

Donald Joseph Delperdang, age 80 of Remsen, died June 13, 2022.

Donald was born June 18, 1941 in Marcus, the son of Gerald and Edith (List) Delperdang. He was raised in Marcus until 1949, when Gerald and Edith moved to a farm north of Remsen, at which time Donald attended St. Maryís School in Remsen. He graduated in 1959.

After high school graduation, Donald went to active duty with the National Guard. Returning to Remsen, he worked for the Farmerís Coop Elevator for five years. On Feb. 4, 1961, Donald married Beverly Joan Von Arb and lived on a farm north of Remsen. In 1964, Donald started farming with his father, Gerald Delperdang, until Gerald died in 1973.

Next to his wife and family, farming was the greatest joy in Donaldís life, and he continued that until he died.

Donald was very active in the community, being a member of St. Maryís School Board, Parish Council, Finance Board, Parish Director, Lector and Lay Minister for many years.

Donald served on the Remsen-Union School Board and Elevator Board for many years. He was also active with the Cattlemenís Association and Pork Producers Association, receiving the Iowa Master Pork Producer Award in 1988.

Donald was a member of the American Legion, the Catholic Order of Foresters, the Msgr. Schemmel Council of the K of Cís in Remsen, and the Father Mc Givney Assembly of the 4th Degree K of Cís in Le Mars.

He was always so devoted to his family, and enjoyed visiting the children and grandchildren, having them visit, and playing many games with them. He enjoyed playing cards throughout his lifetime, as well as traveling with Beverly.

Donald is survived by his wife, Beverly, sons, Joe Delperdang of Sioux City, Kirk (Leslie) Delperdang of Omaha, and Rick (Judy) Delperdang of Remsen, daughters, Debbie Koch of Omaha, and Connie (Ken) Sudtelgte of Le Mars. Fourteen grandchildren, Paige and Grant Delperdang of Sioux City, Andrew (Anna) Koch, Kayla (Chris) Hansen and Zach (Paige) Koch of Omaha, Josh (Tara) Sudtelgte of Sioux Falls, Amanda (Brandon) Feller of Le Mars, Rachael (Evan) Graumann of Kansas City, Jack and Sam Delperdang of Omaha. Tyler (fiancee Allison Kjar) Delperdang of Remsen, Haley (fiancee Dallas Jalas) Delperdang of Paullina, Lexie and Taya Delperdang of Remsen; four great grandchildren, Emma and Colton Feller, Brooks Hansen and Carter Delperdang; brothers, Ronald (Donna) of Phoenix, Arizona, Larry (Julie) of Sioux City; and two sisters, Sharon (Norman) Nieland of Carroll, and Carla (Bob) Brannan of Odeboldt.

He was preceded in death by three children at birth, Thomas, Lisa and Terri Lynn Delperdang; his parents, Gerald and Edith Delperdang; a brother, David Delperdang; mother- and father-in-law, Paul and Barbara Von Arb; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.

Casket bearers will be his seven grandsons, Grant Delperdang, Andrew Koch, Zach Koch, Josh Sudtelgte, Jack Delperdang, Sam Delperdang and Tyler Delperdang.

Honorary bearers will be members of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 17, at St. Maryís Catholic Church in Remsen, with Father Timothy Pick officiating and Deacon Doug Heeren assisting. Burial will follow at St. Maryís Cemetery in Remsen.

Graveside Military Honors will be conducted by the VFW Post 3328 and American Legion Post 220 of Remsen.

Visitation with family present will be held from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, there will be a Knights of Columbus & Catholic Order of Foresters rosary, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Chalice presentation and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at St. Maryís Catholic Church in Remsen.

Visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral on Friday at the church.

Services have been entrusted to the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Online condolences may be sent to

In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to the family for a cause to be decided at a later date. Please send to, Don Delperdang family, P. O. Box 262, Remsen, IA 51050.