Delmar E. “Del” Dey

Graveside services with military honors for Delmar E. “Del” Dey, 88, Topeka, formerly of Lawrence, will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2012 at Osborne Cemetery, Osborne.

Mr. Dey died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka.

He was born Apr. 18, 1923, in Osborne, the son of LeRoy Albert and Millie Edith Eaton Dey. He graduated from Osborne High School in 1941. He then enlisted in the United States Navy, serving on the battleship USS California, and participated in invasions of Marianas, Phillipines, Okinawa, and the occupation of Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1946, and later graduated from Fort Hays State College in 1949.

Mr. Dey taught and coached in high schools for several years. He was a charter quartermaster of the Osborne Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, a current member of Alford-Clarke VFW Post 852 in Lawrence, and a member of the Saqui Masonic Lodge #160 in Osborne.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Eugene Dey, Lenexa, KS, and Michael LeRoy Dey, Gallipolis, OH; a daughter, Mary Kathleen Flin, Topeka, KS, and eight grandchildren.

Messages & Condolences

From Peggy Dey...

Mary,I was just informed today about Del’s passing. My heart goes out to you. Please know that the boys and I are all thinking of you. You are in my prayers.

Peggy Dey

From Bethel Davidson...

Dear Mary- Was saddened to read of Del’s death. I surely enjoyed taking care of him at Brewster Place. I am sure he will be greatly missed. Thinking of you and your family during this time. Bethel Davidson

From Lea MorganLPN...

Mary, after our conversation on Tuesday it saddened me to receive the news when I returned to work on Sunday. My heart goes out to you and yours. When Del first came to us he told Dr Heston he had made peace with everything a long time ago and whatever happens– happens. He fought a good fight and you were right there with him. He knew he was loved. Take care of yourself.
Lea MorganLPN on Eagleridge Health Center

From Holly Diegel...

Mary, May you find comfort knowing your father is home with the Lord. Prayers to you and your family.
Holly Diegel

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