Martha Delzer(1927 - 2014)

Delzer, Martha

Martha C. Delzer, Oconto Falls, 86, died Wednesday morning, February 19, 2014 at Sharpe Care. She was born October 28, 1927 in Oconto Falls to Jacob and Marie (Selke) Reinert. Martha attended Oconto Falls Public Schools where she graduated high school with the class of 1946.

On June 9, 1951 she married Alton "Bill" Delzer at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls. At onetime, Martha was employed at Spiegals Grocery and Bauman's Clothing stores in Oconto Falls and Country Gardens in Gillett. As a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls, Martha was active in the various women's activities, taught Sunday school and sang in the choir over the years. She also served as a Brownie Girl Scout Leader and worked as a crossing guard for many years. Martha will be lovingly remembered as an avid bird watcher and flower gardener as well as a great cook and baker.

Survivors are her three children, Paulette "Polly" (Ken) Exferd, Oconto; Thomas (Kelly) Delzer, Pulaski; Kevin (Patricia "Patsy") Delzer, Brookside; nine grandchildren: Stephanie (Sean) Heyrman, Jennifer (Michael) Wickman and Jackie (Scott) Roskom; Adam (Michelle) and Melissa Delzer; Mitchell and Aaron Delzer; Jacob and Joshua Delzer; seven great-grandchildren: Mackenzie, Sterling and Bennett Heyrman, Abigail, Riley and Brady Roskom, Alissa Wickman; one sister, Lorraine Rallof, Green Bay; one brother, Ronald (Lucille) Reinert, Thiensville; one sister-in-law, Margaret "Peg" Delzer, Howard; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alton "Bill" on February 12, 2007, one son, Curtis (Gail) Delzer, 2 brothers, Norman and Edward (Beatrice) Reinert, three sisters, Edna Delzer, Selma (Fred) Beine and Helen (Fred) Schroeder; and two brothers-in-law, Marvin Delzer and James Rallof.

Friends may call at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls from 4-8pm Saturday, February 22, 2014. Visitation will continue at First Presbyterian Church, 133 Jackson St. Oconto, WI 54153 after 1:30pm Sunday, February 23, 2014 until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 3pm Sunday at the church with the Rev. Craig R. Alwin officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.

The Delzer family would like to thank Dr. William Wittman and the staffs of Community Memorial Hospital and Sharpe Care for the care and concern shown Martha during their time together.

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107 South Franklin Street Oconto Falls, WI 54154
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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Feb. 20 to Feb. 26, 2014