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Delmar Berndt Sr., 86, Columbus

April 1, 2019

Delmar Alvin Berndt Sr., 86, Columbus, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on March 29, 2019.

Delmar was born March 23, 1933, in Columbus, to Alvin and Esther (Kehl) Berndt. He married Addie Viola Wynn on Nov. 27, 1954, in Corinth, Mississippi. Delmar served his country in the Korean Conflict from 1953-1955. After the conflict, he was a farmer for 30 years and then worked for the Daily Citizen in Beaver Dam for 15 years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church along with his wife, Addie. Delmar loved spending time with his children and grandchildren hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and sharing stories of his life with family. Delmar was the man who “told it like it was” and he could dance a mean polka.

Delmar is survived by three sons, Delmar Jr. (Rhonda), Sidney (Cheryl), and Stanley (Susan Baerwolf); two daughters, Reida Holleman and Jenny Jones (Tim Pagel); one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Clifford; his wife, Addie; twin infant grandchildren; five sisters-in-law; and seven brothers-in-law.

A visitation will be held 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, with a service held at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Columbus. A luncheon will immediately follow the service.

Delmar’s family sends their gratitude in these trying times to Generations Hospice, the Pastors of Zion Lutheran Church, and his daughter, Jenny Sue.

Should friends desire, contributions to Delmar’s Family would be appreciated. Memorials in his name may also be directed to Zion Lutheran Church in Columbus.