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.