Obit: Jolivette, Delton E. (1933 - 2012)




Surnames: Jolivette, Johnson, Diedrich, Prior, McFarlane, Fleming, Eckes, Foemmel, Strey


----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 01/13/2012


Jolivette, Delton E. (15 NOV 1933 - 11 JAN 2012)


Delton Elias Jolivette, 78, of Marshfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at the Marshfield Care Center with his family by his side. 

A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Zion United Methodist Church in Marshfield. The Rev. Michael Carlson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Saturday. 

Del was born Nov. 15, 1933, to Gerald "Jeb" Jolivette and Ella (Johnson) Jolivette at their home in Greenwood. Delton was the only child of loving parents. He was very close to his cousins, aunts, and uncles and family reunions were an important part of his life. 

He attended Christopherson grade school and graduated from Greenwood High School. He was a fun, loving friend to everyone that he knew. 

In 1959, he married Joyce Diedrich who had three children, Charlie, Cindy and Becky. Joyce and Delton were blessed with two more children, Annie and Jamie. When they divorced, Delton was determined to keep the family together and every weekend and holiday he drove to different communities to unite the children. 

He attended a family wedding in 1981 where he was reunited with the love of his life, the former Wilma Prior. He married Wilma on March 6, 1982, and brought two more daughters into the fold — Spring and Vicki. 

Throughout his life, Delton was a hard worker. He spent summers as a young man working in the Dakotas on farms and grain fields. He worked at Colby Box Factory, Rollohome in Spencer, and retired from Land O'Lakes in 1995 after many years of service. 

After he retired he loved to travel to historical sites with his beloved, finished enumerable honey-dos for his daughters, spent time enjoying his grandchildren, snowmobiling, and hunting.

In June 2008, Delton and Wilma moved from Greenwood to Marshfield to be closer to their daughters. Delton suffered a massive stroke on Oct. 31, 2011. At that time the family was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, cards, visits and other touch points from those who knew Del. This was a great tribute to Del's loving nature. 

He expressed his sense of humor, his manners, and his love for family until the end. The family is so thankful for the care he received at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital and Marshfield Care Center. 

Delton is survived by his dear Wilma. He is further survived by his children, Charlie Diedrich, Cindy McFarlane (Bob Fink), Spring Fleming (Nick Poeschel), Becky Diedrich, Annie Eckes (Mark), Jamie Jolivette (Becky Fitzl), and Vicki Foemmel (David). His grandchildren are Jenny, Rick, Andrea, Jeff "Jack," Sylvia, Kaila, Karly, Allie, Dylan, Brenda, John, Zach "Jack," and Kim. He is further surived by eight great-grandchildren, Austen, Nathen, Avery, Braedyn, McKynlie, Bobbie, Aaron and Sofia; and a favorite aunt, Amber Johnson. 

Lindsey Strey was an honorary granddaughter. 

Delton was predeceased by his father and mother; favorite Uncle Delmond Johnson; two sons-in-law, Tim Eckes and Guy Parsons; and one granddaughter, Jackie Barum. 

Online condolences may be made at www.hansenschillingfuneralhome.comfor your convenience.

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