Delmont O. "Del" Syverson

Born: Sat., Jul. 16, 1921
Died: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 08, 2017
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 09, 2017
Location: Messiah Lutheran Church

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     Scottsdale, AZ (formerly of No. Mankato, MN)  -  Delmont O. “Del” Syverson passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Pueblo Norte Senior Living Center in Scottsdale, AZ.  

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Messiah Lutheran Church in North Mankato, MN.   Visitation will be held Friday, December 8th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Woodland Hills Funeral Home, 1605 Woodland Ave., Mankato, MN where the family will greet visitors. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour before services at the church. Interment with military honors will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park.  

     Delmont was born on July 16, 1921 in New Ulm, MN to Oscar and Caroline (Petersen) Syverson.  He grew up on the family farm near Hanska, MN, graduating from Hanska High School in 1941.  He was honored to serve in the U.S. Army during WW II from 1942-1945 serving in North Africa and Italy where he was awarded the Bronze Star for acts of bravery.  After the war Del studied at Mankato Vocational School to become an automotive mechanic.  After obtaining his degree he was employed by the Wonder Bread Company in No. Mankato as fleet mechanic, and subsequently held a similar position for the City of North Mankato until his retirement in1986, after which he enjoyed visiting with people as a Courtesy Driver for Clements Auto.

     On March 28, 1947 he was united in marriage to Dolores Bruns at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato.  They had two children, Johnne and Mary.

     Del enjoyed doing yard work, both at home and at Messiah Lutheran Church where he served on the Property Committee for many years.  Del and Dolores enjoyed spending winters in Tucson, AZ for 20 years before moving there permanently in 2008.  

     He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Janice.  He is survived by: His wife of 70 years, Dolores Syverson; Children: Johnne (Linda) Syverson of Des Moines, IA and Mary (Jay Budzien) Stapelman of Scottsdale, AZ; Grandchildren:  Michele Pettorini, Beth Syverson, Matthew Syverson, Jennifer Beck and Andrew Stapelman; 17 great grandchildren and many friends and acquaintances.

     Memorial contributions may be directed to Messiah Lutheran Church, 1708 Lee Blvd., No. Mankato, MN  56003, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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lorlee Peterson
   Posted Wed December 06, 2017
Dear friends so sorry for your lose. have many memories of the two of you from Church. Del was a great man and he will be missed. we are out of town this weekend for Matt's basketball game so we won't be able to make the service. with love and prayers- Lorlee, Tim and Matt Peterson

John Dorn
   Posted Wed December 06, 2017
Dolores, I am sorry for your loss. I know it is hard to lose a spouse, no matter how prepared we think we are. You are in my thoughts. My prayers include you.

   Posted Wed December 06, 2017
Your entire family and all of your friends are in my thoughts and prayers as you prepare to celebrate Del's wonderful life. He is well loved and has contributed so much by sharing his talents and compassion for others. Love and sympathy, Charyl and Don

Barbara Knutson
   Posted Wed December 06, 2017
Delores -
My thoughts and prayers of sympathy to you and the family. I enjoyed both you and Del through Messiah Church and the times we shared.

Mary Curtis
   Posted Thu December 07, 2017
Dear Delores and family - so sorry to hear of Del's passing. What a guy he friendly, helpful, cheerful always. Dedicated to the Lord and to his church and church family at Messiah!

You are in my prayers and God Bless! Tom and Mary Curtis

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