was born at Madison Twp., Tipton Co., Indiana
, on 5 February 1911. He was the son of Alonzo Dellinger
and Beatrice Kina Hobbs
. He married Ruth Larimer
on 4 July 1932. Dilver Alonzo Dellinger died on 14 October 2006 at Petoskey, Michigan
, at age 95. He was New Tag Obituary from the October 16, 2006 Herald Bulletin
— Feb. 5, 1911 - Oct. 14, 2006
PETOSKEY, Mich. — Former Elwood and Anderson resident Dilver A. “Red” Dellinger, 95, Petoskey, Mich., died Oct. 14, 2006, at his residence after a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 5, 1911, in Madison Township, Tipton County. He retired in 1972 from Delco Remy Division of General Motors in Anderson after 44 years of employment. He began work for Delco for 27 cents an hour, and retired as a foreman of inspection.
He was the oldest of eight children. He was known as “Red” throughout his school years and graduated from Elwood High School in 1929. He was a member of East Main Street Christian Church in Elwood where he taught Sunday school for 18 years. He was a Scout Master for Troop 85 and was an Elder Emeritus of the church. He was later a member of the Central Christian Church in Anderson and the Petoskey Christian Church in Michigan. He was an Indiana High School Athletic Association official for 34 years, officiating in basketball, football and baseball. He also coached and officiated in Little League and Babe Ruth leagues in Anderson.
He was a Free Mason and member of the Ovid Masonic Lodge 164 in Anderson. He moved from Madison County to retire to a home on Lake Charlevoix in Michigan.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Mary May (Broman) Dellinger of Petoskey, Mich., whom he married in 1990; son, Richard M. (wife, Janice) Dellinger of Noblesville; two daughters, Dora (husband, Carl) Boris of Arkansas and Janet (husband, Harry) Milakis of Glen Ellyn, Ill; four sisters, Dorothy (husband, Robert) Snyder of Elwood, Esther Louise (husband, Walter) McDaniel of Fairfield, Calif., Irene (husband, Jack) Melling of Frankton and Ilene (husband, Harvey) Warner of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Beatrice (Hobbs) Dellinger; first wife whom he married on July 4, 1932, and who died of Alzheimer’s disease in 1989, Ruth (Larimer) Dellinger; brother, Donald Dellinger; and two sisters, Delores Benedict and Doree Mitchell.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home, 415 S. Anderson St., Elwood, with the Rev. Roger Gardner of East Main Street Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Elwood City Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Petoskey Christian Church in Petoskey, Mich.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Ovid Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Main Street Christian Church in Elwood.
Post online condolences at www.copherfeslermay.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com. On 16 October 2006.