Delbert G. Schwab, 62, passed away March 30, 2003 of a heart attack at PResbyterian Hospital of Plano, Texas.
He was born in Shattuck, October 3, 1940 to the late Alex M. Schwab and Orpha Kraft (Schwab) Hays.
After graduation from the University of Oklahoma, Delbert was commissioned in the USAF and became a pilot. After 5 years of military service, he was hired by Delta Airlines to continue his flying career world wide. He retired in 1997, but continued to enjoy flying in his own airplane.
He was preceded in death by his father Alex M. Schwab and stepfather Bert L. Hayes.
Delbert is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Ann, of Dallas, Tex.; two children, Stephanie Kelln of Shattuck, and Bert Schwab of Flower Mound, Tex., a son-in-law, Grayson Kelln; a daughter-in-law, Jill Schwab; grandchildren, Becky Kelln, Carl Kelln and soon to arrive twin granddaughters. He is also survived by his mother, Orpha Hays, of Shattuck, a brohter Gary Schwab of Berkeley, Calif; a sister Katie Schwab of Lawton, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A memorial service was held at the First Uniteed Methodist Church in Shattuck, on April 3, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with his cousin, Reverend Tim Krafct, of Port Collins, Colo., officiating. Music was provided by cousins Rhonda Klassen, of Wichita, Kari and Sherril Kraft of Fort Collins, Colo. Mason Funeral Home of Shattuck, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army in care of the Mason Funeral Home, PO Box 695, Shattuck, OK, 73858
Submitted by: Judy
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