Delbert M. ĎDelí Petermann

Delbert M. "Del" Petermann, 87, of West Bend died peacefully July 5, 2010.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1922, in the town of Auburn to the late Henry and Esther (nee Schaefer) Petermann.

Delbert was widely known and well respected in the West Bend area as he worked for over 45 years at the West Bend Company, missing only three days of work during that span.

The other great joy in Delbertís life was serving his Lord at Pilgrim and St. Andrew Lutheran Churches, whether he was pulling weeds in the flowerbeds or counting the Sunday contributions. He was a church council officer, elder, Sunday school teacher, youth director, usher and tireless committee member.

Del was considered a "cornerstone" of the Kettle Moraine Dartball League in which he played for 68 years. Del was elected to the Wisconsin Dartball Hall of Fame in 2010. International Lutheran Laymenís League, AAL, Camp Luwisomo, Living Word Lutheran High School and Bethesda Lutheran Home will miss Delbertís lifelong generosity, support and participation. "Well done good and faithful servant!"

He is survived by four loving daughters, Karen "Kari" (Edward) Eckhardt of Grafton, Kathleen (John) Limbach of West Bend, Judith (Tom) Frank of State College, Penn., and Jeaneen (Brian) Hall of Sturgis, Mich.

"Grandpa Peteís" eight grandchildren: Ed, Christine, John (Tammy), Adam (Jenny), Drew (Phoenicia), Nicole (Tom), Aaron and Gretchen (fiancť, Jason) were one of the great joys of his life. He is also survived by a great-grandchild, April; a sister-in-law, LaVerne Petermann of the town of Auburn; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Arleigh (nee Ehnert), and his brother, Lloyd.

Funeral services for Delbert will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in the town of Farmington. The Rev. Robert Korytkowski will officiate, and lunch will follow the church service. Interment will take place following lunch at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in New Fane. Relatives and friends may call on Friday at the Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Andrew Lutheran Church or The Lutheran Hour Ministries are appreciated.

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Delís family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center for the attentive and compassionate care provided to Del.