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April 29, 1929 - July 18, 2013

Delores was born April 29, 1929 in Caledonia, Minnesota to Emil and Hattie (Tessmer) Klankowski.  She attended the Duffy School in rural Caledonia. She worked in Winona and Mansfield in Spring Grove before working at Tweeten Health Care in Spring Grove where she worked 29 years, retiring in 1994.  On May 19, 1967 she married Frank Billmeyer.  They lived and farmed near Riceford.  Frank later died on November 5, 1991.  Delores was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening, flowers, and cooking.

Delores passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel at the age of 84.

Delores is survived by a daughter Theresa (Jon) Hoppmann of Dalton, Wisconsin; a granddaughter Emma; three brothers and a sister DuWayne Klankowski of Caledonia, Donald Klankowski of Spring Grove, Norma Kuecker of Caledonia, and Paul (Elaine) Klankowski of Zumbrota; and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Frank.

Memorial services will be 11 AM Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting with arrangements.

To a loving and caring sister, mother, grandmother, and friend: “We love you and rejoice in the Lord for you.”

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