Toburen, Delmar (1917 - 1989)






----Source: Greenwood Library Scrapbook Collection; TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER 2/1/1989


Delmar Toburen, 71, Greenwood, Clark County, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1989 at 5 a.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Services were held Jan. 28 at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Greenwood, with Rev. John Tschudy officiating. Burial was in West Side Cemetery. Pallbearers were Delmain Toburen, Paul Humke, Harry, Johnson, Robert Moesley, Norman Liebzeit and Reynold Syth.

Delmar Toburen was born June 24, 1917 in the Town of Mead, Clark County, to William and Anna (nee Schmidt) Toburen. He attended Kippenhan School and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1935. On Aug. 24, 1944, he and Ruth Humke were married at Immanuel United Church of Christ.

He farmed in the township of Mead until 1969, and then was employed at Clark Electric from 1969 to 1982. Prior to his employment at Clark Electric, he served on the Board of Directors for the Clark Electric and Dairyland Power Cooperatives. He was an assessor and supervisor for the Town of Mead.


 He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, the Board of Directors of the Clark County Electric and the Dairyland Power Cooperative.  He served on the Rocky Run School Board, was past president of the Greenwood Lions Club and Warner Town Mutual Insurance.


He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Karen Toburen of Onalaska; and Mrs. Dennis (Judy) Wiltgen of Marshfield; two sons, Ray of Austin, Texas; and Bill of Whitefish Bay; one brother, Erwin of Greenwood; one sister, Delores Goger of Chicago; and four grandchildren.


He was predeceased by his parents, one infant son, and one sister, Ruth.



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