Delbert Walter William Meyer

August 26, 1930 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Delbert Meyer Obituary

Delbert Walter William Meyer was born on August 26, 1930 near Hanover, Kansas to Martin and Elise (Klipp) Meyer.  He was received into God’s Kingdom of Grace through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at the home of his Grandparent’s on August 31, 1930. He attended Hanover High School for one year then moved to Concordia High School in Seward, Nebraska, where he graduated. He then attended Concordia Teacher’s College graduating in 1952. On June 21, 1953, Delbert and Anna Lovercamp of Alma, Missouri, also a student at Concordia Teacher’s College, were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran in Alma, Missouri. His master’s degree was obtained at Eastern Illinois University in 1955. He had numerous calls to be teacher, elementary principal, organist, and choir director. He accepted a call to St. Paul in Strasburg, Illinois for 3 years, then Bethlehem Lutheran in Kennewick, Washington for 7 years, Holy Cross in Seattle, Washington for 4 years and finally Emmanuel Lutheran in York, Nebraska for 15 years. After retiring from teaching, he began a career working for Aid Association for Lutherans (now Thrivent) for 13 years, earning numerous awards each year. After retirement, Gideon Jail Ministry at York County Jail took his energy. Delbert fell asleep in the Lord on February 7, 2024. Delbert enjoyed fishing trips to Minnesota and Western Nebraska. He loved traveling the country with Ann. Delbert always led the family in a devotion before all holiday meals. Delbert was also known for his balloon animals and enjoyed letting his grandchildren paint, do arts and crafts and build with his wood scraps. After retirement, he learned to crochet plastic bags to make sleeping mats for the needy. He is survived by his wife Anna Meyer, of 70 years. Their son Mike and wife Rhonda and their children Kellen Meyer his wife Michelle, their children Kinslee, Emalyn, Reese and Hayes, all of Seward. Mike and Rhonda’s daughter Jayne and her husband Keith and their daughter, Samantha of Firth. Their son Philip and wife Shauna, sons Nathan and Jacob, all of Hudson, Illinois. Son-in-Law John Walbrecht of York. Grandson Christian Walbrecht of York. Grandson Matthew Walbrecht and wife Nahleen and their sons Nikoli and Malcolm of Fairmont. Delbert was preceded in death by parents Martin and Elise Meyer, daughter Lisa Walbrecht, brothers Rev. Erwin Meyer and Dr. Gary Meyer. Sisters and brothers-in-law Mrs. John (Luella) Kovac and Mrs. Don (Dorian) Bisping. We join with the family in sadness that he has left us, but rejoice in the hope and guaranteed promise of the resurrection. There is a Christ blessed assurance that we shall live because our Jesus has promised “Because I live, you shall live also!”

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Gathering of Family and Friends
February 11, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Funeral Service
February 12, 2024

10:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434


Greenwood Cemetery
1000 W. 8th
York, NE 68467


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