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Official Obituary of

Dale L. Delka

February 14, 1947 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Dale Delka Obituary

Dale Leroy Delka was born on a fence post and hatched in Red Cloud, Nebraska Feb 14th, 1947. Son of Harold and Olive Delka, Dale was the seventh son and one of eleven children, raised in an honest (somewhat), hardworking (sometimes), and loving (always) family. He attended school in Guide Rock, Nebraska, where he still holds the record for minutes riding the bench, thanks to Coach Holtmeier. Dale was so appreciative of the record setting bench time Coach Holtmeier gave him, Dale later showed his great appreciation by marrying Coach Holtmeier’s niece, Diane Joyce Holtmeier (more to come later).

After high school, Dale was drafted and served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He didn’t talk about it much. Thanks to photos, it has been ascertained he must have been the troops top lizard hunter. Post Vietnam, Dale moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where his extensive lizard hunting skills paid off and he found employment with Orkin Exterminators, where he met Diane (thanks Coach!). Their courtship led to fancy (sparks, flowers, etc.) and they were married August 31, 1969. They were blessed with three children, and believe me, we ARE blessings!!!

Dale and Diane raised the blessings in Grand Island, Nebraska until 1986 when they moved to Superior, Nebraska. Two of the blessings graduated and moved on, when in 1992 Dale and Diane moved with their youngest blessing to Ellsworth, Kansas for one year and eventually settled in Beloit, Kansas in 1993. In 1995, with the youngest blessing gone to college, Dale and Diane continued to fancy one another in Beloit until Dale’s retirement in 2007, after which they returned to Superior, Nebraska.

Throughout Dale’s life, what he treasured most was his family, both his immediate (Diane and the fancies) and the whole Delka family. At every opportunity, Dale wanted to spend time with his Mother, Brothers and Sisters, and all extended family. There isn’t a memory that doesn’t have Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, and Friends. Dale enjoyed social time, golfing, fishing, friends, and spreading the manure (philanthropist style). He loved talking about his childhood, growing up in the circus, and how he had been their most exceptional javelin catcher, later promoted to bullet catcher. Truth, have you ever seen a better life resume??? (bench rider, lizard hunter, javelin catcher)

Diane Delka passed in 2018, preceded by one grandchild, Dale is survived by the blessings, Lynette (Delka) and Jon Armstrong (Hays, Ks.), Troy and Tammy Delka (Lincoln, Ne.) and Bret Delka (Fort Collins, Co.) along with seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be Monday, 10:30 am, February 19, 2024, at Centennial Lutheran Church in Superior with the Rev. Greg Schaffer officiating. Interment with military honors will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Superior.

Visitation will be Sunday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm at the Williams Funeral Home in Superior and Monday, 8:00 am to service time at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the Superior Amercian Legion/V.F.W. Post.

Williams Funeral Home
814 Idaho Street
Superior, Nebraska  68978

Phone 402-879-3123

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