McLEAN -- Funeral service for Delmar D. Pfanstiel, 90, McLean, were June 29 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osmond, with Rev. Glen Emery officiating.
Interment was at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Osmond.
Visitation was Friday, also at the church in Osmond.
Delmar died June 24, 2019, at Faith Regional Health Services, Norfolk.
Stonacek Memorial Chapel, Osmond, was in charge of the arrangements.
Delmar Duane Pfanstiel, son of Herman and Frieda (Mohr) Pfanstiel, was born March 26, 1929, on a farm near Wausa. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osmond, April 21, 1929. Delmar attended Bunker Hill School through sixth grade, Immanuel Lutheran School for seventh and eighth grades, and Osmond High School for ninth and tenth grades. He was confirmed April 2, 1944, in Osmond where he was a life-long member.
Delmar grew up in Wausa and worked on the family farm until 1941. He married Elda Stelling on Feb. 22, 1953, in Orchard. They had five children, Bernita (Doug) Bauer, Randy (Janet), Diane (Don) Short, Kevin (Sheri Albrecht) and Gene (Julie). Elda died Jan. 1, 2007.
Delmar worked for Armour Packing Plant, Sioux City, Iowa, for four winters in the early 1950s. He continued farming until the early 2000s, and still helped his sons with field work until last fall.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to Bible class. Having a strong passion in building, he built his dairy farm from the ground up and enjoyed helping others with their projects as well. He was also proud to have been associated with the Northern Nebraska United Insurance Company, serving on the Board of Directors and selling insurance for 56 years.
He is survived by his second wife, Arlean (Lenser), who he married in 2009 in Osmond. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Norris and Gary; wife, Elda; grandson, Jeremy Bauer; and great-granddaughter, Lennon Pfanstiel.
In lieu of flowers, Delmar has requested that memorials be made to the Beckendorf Ministry (Lutheran Bible Translators). Checks can be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Beckendorf Ministry in the memo.