Cover photo for Delbert Christian's Obituary
Delbert Christian Profile Photo

Delbert Christian

June 16, 1935 — December 10, 2021

Delbert Christian

Delbert Christian Jr., 86, of Matherville, Illinois died Friday, December 10, 2021 at his son's home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Graveside services are 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 14th at Farlow Grove Cemetery, Matherville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial may be left for Matherville Fire Department.  Dennison Funeral Home, Viola is handling arrangements.

Delbert was born June 16, 1935 in Camden-on-Gauley, West Virginia.  On December 21, 1957, he married Edna Marie Elliott in Craigsville, West Virginia.  They were married until her passing on March 15, 2020.  Delbert worked as a welder at McLaughlin Body Co. for many years.  He attended Community Church of Matherville.  Delbert had a knack for getting up early to start his daily tasks, which often led to him mowing the lawn or vacuuming at 4:45 a.m.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons:  Greg (Connie) Christian of Florida, Ron Christian of Matherville, Illinois, Mark Christian of Michigan, and Doug (Jennifer) Christian of Maquoketa, Iowa as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife:  Marie

Online condolences may be left at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Delbert Christian, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Graveside Service

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Farlow Grove Cemetery

, Matherville, IL 61231

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 33

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree