July 22, 1920 - Jan. 9, 2013
ELKHART — Delmar DeForrest Went Sr., 92, of Elkhart, died at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Hubbard Hill Estates.
Delmar was born July 22, 1920, in Elkhart to William O. and Rosa Ella (Grunwalt) Went.
He is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Jean (Larry) Geerts of Elkhart; a son, Delmar (B.J.) Went Jr. of Elkhart; a stepdaughter, Patti Showalter of Elkhart; a stepson, Gary (Janell) O’Dell of Middlebury; a sister, Joyce (Bill) Darlington of Texas; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepgranddaughter; a step-great-great-grandson; two sisters, Maxine Kunkle and Juanita Vargo; and three brothers, John Paul Sr., Chedrick “Chet” and Max Went.
Delmar worked at C.G. Conn for 35 years and was owner/operator of VerDel Drapery for 12 years.
He graduated from Elkhart High School in 1939.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.
He was a life member of Goshen Moose, a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge George Washington 325 Bristol and Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend, a member of American Legion Post 143 in Bristol, DAV Post 19 in Elkhart, VFW Post 985 in Goshen, Order of the Eastern Star and Bristol United Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com. Memorial contributions may be sent to Goshen Home Care and Hospice or the Humane Society of Elkhart County.