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
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