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November 18, 1929 - September 2, 2015

Delmar was born on November 18, 1929 in Hesper, Iowa to Knute and Nora (Nelson) Sanden. He went through the 8th grade in Hesper. On December 13, 1950, he married Elizabeth Storlie. They were married 62 years before she passed away on February 7, 2013. He worked at Keiser Fraser Garage in Mabel, Ike’s Chevrolet Garage in Spring Grove for 21 years, and Green Lea Manor for 21 years in maintenance. He was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church.

He enjoyed doing carpentry jobs, mowing grass, and polishing his car. Delmar and Elizabeth loved dancing and were members of Polka and Square Dancing clubs. They went on many cruises and bus trips, travelling through 48 states. 

Delmar passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at theGundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin at the age of 85.

Delmar is survived by four children, Dennis Sanden of Carrolton, Texas, DiAnne (Gerald) Peter of Mabel, Danny (Janet) Sanden of Mabel, and Dale Sanden of Hayfield, Minnesota; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Claxton of Joplin, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; an infant son, David; and his parents.

Funeral services will be 11 A.M. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Elliott Malm officiating. Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 – 6 P.M. Monday, September 7th, and one hour prior to services at the Mabel First Lutheran Church.   

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