Delbert David Wessman
Delbert David Wessman, age 79 of Cokato, passed away Monday, May 3, 1999, at his son's home in Buffalo.
Delbert was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Lamson, Minn., to George and Beda Lindberg Wessman. He grew up in Cokato and graduated from Cokato High School in 1939. He then attended Drews Business College in St. Cloud and graduated from there in 1940.
While serving his country in the Army during World War II, 1941 to 1945, Delbert received a Purple Heart for wounds received during combat.
On June 9, 1945, Delbert married Irene Lundeen at Cokato Mission Church. To this union, three sons were born: Dean, Bruce, and Craig.
Delbert worked as a rural mail carrier and also at Swanson-Peterson Furniture Store and Funeral Home.
He was an active member of his church, Elim Mission, serving as a Sunday school teacher, AWANA leader, and holding various board positions. He was also active in the community, serving as a Boy Scout leader and on the school board.
Delbert is survived by his children: Dean (Pat) of Buffalo, Bruce (Sonia) of Waseca, and Craig (Karen) of Urbandale, Iowa; brothers, Willis, Rodney and Clarice; sister, Inez Nyquist; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Vern, Maurice and Eldon.
Funeral services were Thursday, May 6, 1999, 2 p.m., at Elim Mission Church, Cokato, with the Rev. Wally Glucklich officiating. Janet Moberg, Vicky Neighbors, and Cindy Abramson provided music for the service. Interment was in the Cokato City Cemetery.
Active casket bearers were Cory, Jana, Reed, Melissa, Joel, Scott, Elizabeth, Leah, and Christopher Wessman.
Honorary casket bearers were George E. Peterson, Ralph Lundeen, Roger Froman, Arthur Anderson, Dennis Lundeen, and Bob McLeod.
Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Cokato and Howard Lake.
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