John W. Delderfield
1924 - 2021
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John W. Delderfield

Holt - Age 96, passed away January 10, 2021. John was born on May 6, 1924 in Detroit, MI, the son of John and Anna Delderfield. John graduated from Sexton High School in 1943 and entered the U.S. Army after high school until 1946 with an Honorable Discharge. John married the love of his life, Betty Ann (Webb) on August 21, 1943 in Abilene, TX Army Base and they enjoyed 77 wonderful years together. John worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company for 42 years and another 10 years doing phone work for the State of Michigan. They raised four beautiful daughters, Elaine (Jon) Grace of Fresno, CA, Linda (Mark) Whitney of Holt, MI, Carol (Gary) Bilow of Casa Grande, AZ and Jaclyn McDonald of Mt. Pleasant, MI; 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 11:00 am, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. John Byers as Celebrant. Friends not able to join the family may join them virtually on the Funeral Home's Facebook page beginning 5 minutes before service time. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Holt Chapel, 5035 Holt Rd. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary church in memory of John. Friends may send of condolence to the family on John's obituary page at

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Published in Lansing State Journal from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2021.
Funeral Mass
11:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
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January 16, 2021
Steve and I want offer our sincere and deepest condolences Betty to you and your family. Jack and you have been terrific neighbors and friends over the years. Jack was a skilled woodworker, we have some of his projects, and he will always be remembered. Steve and Beveely Schouten
Steve and Beverly Schouten
January 13, 2021
Thank you for teaching our family what it was to be strong & how much family truly meant. For loving us in the best way possible, not with material items but with memories & love. Thank you for loving Essence, your great-great Granddaughter, & showing her such a compassionate side of you. She will never forget the love you gave her. We will meet again one day.
Britteny Grace
January 13, 2021
Bless you dad, you will be missed by all of the GRACE FAMILY
Grace family
January 12, 2021
Very sorry to hear about his passing. He worked with my dad and remember him for many years in Florida
Bob Jenkins
January 12, 2021
Christmas Party 2015
We love you GGpa!
You always created the best memories. We will miss you. Love, Easton & Holland Grace
Easton and Holland Grace
January 12, 2021
My husband, Kenneth LoVette , worked with Jack as he referred to him at Michigan Bell. My sincere condolences to the Delterfeld family.
Ella LoVette
January 11, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Jackie Smith
January 11, 2021
Best Dad a Girl could ask for. Thank You for being there for all of Us. We sure had a lot wonderful times growing up that’s for Sure. Love You so Much!❤
Jaclyn McDonald
January 11, 2021
What a wonderful neighbor, role model, friend, and father figure Jack was for us for 27 years. It has been a joy knowing Jack and Betty. We are here for you Betty and family as you navigate this difficult time. Jack is with the Lord, and in that we should find peace. God bless your family.
Keith/Betty Bonney
January 11, 2021
This is just so sad. I worked with Jack at Michigan Bell for many years. He was always a kind man with a heart of gold. Prayers for his family.
Connie Dwyer
January 11, 2021
I didn't know John, he must have been a wonderful man because I know his daughter, Jackie, and shes a beautiful person. Peace and love be with you all.
Jan Kreger (Dennert)
Janet Kreger
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