Delmar A. Bielefeldt, age 81, of Cochrane, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Winona Health Hospital, Winona, MN.
He was born on May 27, 1932 in the Town of Lincoln, Buffalo County, WI to Henry and Sylvia (Schultz) Bielefeldt.
On April 30, 1953, Delmar was united in marriage to Marion Feuling at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waumandee, Wis. To this union, three children were born.
Delmar served his country during the Korean War as a member of the United States Army. He served from December 12, 1952 until his honorable discharge on November 11, 1954.
In 1950, Delmar began his employment at the La Crosse Milling Company in Cochrane. He was a faithful employee for 47 years, retiring in 1997.
Delmar enjoyed bowling, both on leagues or with his wife. He will be remembered for his wonderful smile and his love of ice cream, with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry. He also enjoyed reading, especially old western novels and the newspaper. He will ultimately be remembered as a good man that worked hard so he could provide the necessities for his family.
Delmar will be sadly missed by his wife of the past 60 years, Marion of Cochrane; his children, Perry (Rebecca) of Owatonna, Carrie (Kenneth) Putzier of Winona and Crystal (Scott) Howard of St. Charles, MN; grandchildren, Sandra Bielefeldt, Jessica (Clifton) Gideon; Matthew and Shawn Bielefeldt; Jason and Jayme Putzier; Thomas and Michael Howard; great grandchildren, Elijah, Aiden, Josiah, Faith and Levi; one sister, Linda (Dan) Saugstad of Green Bay; also by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Delmar was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Joyce, Marilyn and Carol, and his brother, Donald.
A Funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 9 at 11:00 AM at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Cochrane Chapel with Rev. Joel Bacon, Pastor of St John Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Buffalo City Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online memories or condolences may be sent to www.talbotfuneralhomes.com