October 25, 2022 at 4:23 p.m.
Delbert Wieling, 80, of Melrose, passed away Oct. 15, 2022.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 755 Kraft Drive SE, in Melrose. Visitation with the family will begin at 9 a.m. at the church. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Lunch to follow service.
Del was born Oct. 12, 1942, in Melrose, and he grew up in New Munich on the family farm. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1961 and graduated with a mechanical draftsman degree in 1963. In June 1965, he married Marian Thomes. They were married 57 years. He worked as a DHIA supervisor for 25 years and also delivered newspapers for 50 years, retiring in April 2022.
He was actively involved in the Eagles Club for over 30 years. He delivered for Meals on Wheels for 25 years and Fare Share for over 35 years. He was an avid bowler.
Del is survived by his wife, Marian; children Deb (Glen) Schave, Tom (special friend Shannon), Randy (Deb), Dave (Nancy), Lisa and Jammie (Gail); 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister Joyce (Ted) Westendorf; and sisters-in-law Bernie Wieling and Ruth Wieling.
Del was preceded in death by his parents, Hugo and Rose Wieling; daughter Jolene Wieling; his three brothers, Roger, Norman and Donald; and great-granddaughter Melanie Walsvik.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his honor to Meals on Wheels.
The family would like to thank the St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Room Department and the intensive care unit team for the care and compassion they showed our loved one in his final days.