Delmon S. Destival (1921 - 2013)


HAZLETON – Delmon S. Destival, 91, of Hazleton, died on Saturday evening, March 2 at the Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein.
Funeral Services will be 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the First Presbyterian Church, Hazleton, with Pastor Duane Olsen officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.
Interment will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein. A Memorial Fund has been established. An online obituary is available at
Delmon Sherman Destival was born October 14, 1921 near Hazleton, the son of Louis Delmond and Ella May (Waters) Destival. Delmon married June Janice Jensen on Feb. 27, 1944 at the First Presbyterian Church in Oelwein.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, June and six children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother at birth, and one sister, Luella Betts.

Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 18 to Apr. 6, 2013