Obit: Toburen, Delmain Rodger #2 (1941 - 2017)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Toburen, Fravert, Dillenbeck, Schmitz, Rondorf, Larson, Landini
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/13/2017
Toburen, Delmain Rodger (17 November 1941 – 8 September 2017) With Flag
Del Toburen, 75, of Greenwood passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield.
Delmain Rodger Toburen was born Nov. 17, 1941, at his family farm. He was the only child of Erwin and Laverne (Fravert) Toburen.
After dating for six years, he married Carole (Dillenbeck) Toburen on Sept. 21, 1963, at the United Church of Christ, Greenwood, the same church where Delmain was baptized and confirmed.
Del is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carole; two sons, Mark (Sandy) Toburen of Merrill, their children, Drew, and Sydney; David (Laura) Toburen of Greenwood, their children, Jordan, Dane, and Devin; two daughters, Bobi Toburen of Greenwood; Jana (Chris) Schmitz of Greenwood, their children, Delten, Paetyn, Ashtyn, and Westen; his in-laws, Roger Dillenbeck, Chuck Rondorf, Joanne (Ron) Henchen, Jim (Sue) Dillenbeck, Harold (Kathy) Dillenbeck, and Deb (Skeeter) Larson, many nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two children, son Michael Lee and daughter Jacki Lynn; his parents, Erwin and Laverne; in-laws Harold Sr. and Margaret Dillenbeck; one brother-in-law, Bob Dillenbeck, and one sister-in-law, Marge Rondorf.
After graduating from Greenwood High School in 1960, Del joined the Army Reserve. After returning to Greenwood, he owned the Standard Oil route until purchasing his family farm where he was born, until 1996. In his “retirement” he still enjoyed working the fields, doing custom cropping for Landini Farms. To say Del loved hunting is an understatement. He hunted the very first bear season in 1964. He enjoyed coon, fox, coyote, bobcat, and turkey hunting as well. Deer hunting was a great time of year, although his love was hunting with hounds.
His pride and joy were his children, until his nine grandchildren were born, as he would say “I like them better.” There wasn’t a sporting event that he missed; he loved to watch his kids and especially his grandchildren play sports. He was so proud of all their accomplishments. To know Del was to love him; he was kind to everyone, his one-liners, and quick wit will surely be missed.
The funeral service will be held at the United Church of Christ, Greenwood, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Lunch to follow at the home of Chris and Jana Schmitz, 615 S. Main Street, Greenwood.
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