Obit: Toltzman, Delmer O. (1925 – 2020)


Surnames: Toltzman, Krueger, Knoll, Dommer, Pilgrim, Diedrich, Rohloff, Foth, Kalepp

Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 08 Jan 2010

Toltzman, Delmer O. (17 NOV 1925 – 4 JAN 2020)

Delmer O. Toltzman, 94, Abbotsford, a former Spencer area resident, died on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Abbotsford Health Care, where he had resided for the past 7 1/2 years. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Medford, with Rev. James Krueger officiating. Interment took place at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Spencer. Pallbearers were Jonathan and Christopher Knoll, Nicholas Dommer, Joshua Toltzman, Ryan Pilgrim, and Jeff Diedrich.

Delmer was born on Nov. 17, 1925, at home in the town of Unity, Clark County, the son of Herman and Elsie (nee Rohloff) Toltzman. He attended Little Brooks Country School, town of Unity, and was a graduate of Spencer High School. His marriage took place on June 10, 1950, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer, to Irene Mary Foth. She preceded him in death on March 5, 2013. He farmed for 80 years on the home farm in the town of Unity starting when he was 7 years old. He was the third generation of Toltzmans to farm there. He was a loving family man, and enjoyed the simple things in life. He really loved being on the farm and the animals. He served on the Farmers Co-op, Spencer board as secretary, was a past elder at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer, and past trustee at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spencer, and served on the Spencer Fire Department as a young man. He also enjoyed spending time with family, friends and his grandchildren. Delmer was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Medford.

Survivors include his children: Cheryl (Gene) Knoll of Medford, Carla (Don) Dommer of Spencer, David (Jean) Toltzman of Spencer, Duane Toltzman of Spencer, and Dean Toltzman of Spencer; grandchildren: Melissa (Ryan) Pilgrim, Jonathan (Molly) Knoll and Christopher (Amy) Knoll, all of Medford, Stacy (Jeff) Diedrich of Marathon, Nicholas (Kayann) Dommer of Abbotsford, and Joshua and Sierra Toltzman of Spencer; great-grandchildren: Madisyn, Aliyah and Treyton Pilgrim of Medford, Carleigh and Vanessa Diedrich of Marathon, Hank and Vera Knoll of Medford, Lidia Toltzman of Spencer, and Brady and Kinsley Kalepp of Abbotsford; and a brother: Ronald (Doris) Toltzman of Henderson, Nev.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Eldred and Raymond Toltzman.

Memorial donations in Delmer’s name may be made to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Medford, or The Lutheran Hour Ministries.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit



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