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Delzetta ‘Del’ Thomas, 81

Delzetta “Del” Marie Thomas, age 81, of Loretto, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.

She was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Belle Plaine, to Anthony and Rose (Brandel) Kaiser.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many, Del loved her family, and spending time with them was a priority. She was a very nurturing person who loved to cook for those around her, garden, and raise her many animals. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always ready with a witty response.

Del was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Rose Kaiser; and siblings Florence Larson, LeRoy Kaiser, Helen Connelly and Edward Kaiser.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Carl; children Patty (Porsche) Chandler, Cathy (Bill) Bogart, Mike (Barb) Chandler, Christopher (Jill) Thomas, Andrea (Kevin) Dietrich, and Mary Jo (Darin) Braun; 16 grandchildren: Rev. Nathan Laliberte, Alex Laliberte, Molly Chandler, Evan Chandler, Matt Thomas, Abby Thomas, Cody Thomas, Halle Thomas, Anna Dietrich, William Dietrich, Grace Dietrich, Lilly Dietrich, Sophia Braun, Andrew Braun, Hannah Braun and Meghan Braun; and siblings Floyd (Adele) Kaiser, and Lorraine Emery.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto, preceded by a gathering of family and friends from 9 to 11 a.m. in the church parish center, prior to Mass, with an 8:30 a.m. rosary service. Inurnment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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