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Delmer (Del) Scheele

October 2, 1933 — February 2, 2024

Delmer (Del) Scheele

Delmer Lewis Scheele died February 2, 2023 at Crossroads Assisted Living.  He was 90 years old.

Del was born on October 2, 1933 in Linn, Kansas to John and Saloma Scheele.  He grew up in Clay Center, Kansas.  He joined the Navy in 1951 and served as an air traffic controller until 1956.  He was a Korean War veteran.  After leaving the Navy he returned to Clay Center where he began his 24-year career as a JCPenney store manager.  Del married Virginia Henderson on October 11, 1957.  They moved several times during their marriage before settling in Delta, Colorado in 1980.  He worked for the State of Colorado for several years prior to his retirement.  Del enjoyed working on cars, woodworking, hunting, fishing, and sailing.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Del is survived by his children, Coleen, Jeff, Mike and Karen; his daughter-in-law Michelle; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; his brother, Don; his parents; and his son-in-law, Dennis Taylor.

Interment will be at Western Colorado Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 PM on May 31, 2024.

Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice, PO Box 24, Delta CO  81416.

Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory are handling arrangements.

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