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Richard "Dick" R. Delp

March 16, 1936 ~ November 6, 2019 (age 83)

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Richard R. “Dick” Delp, 83, of Union, MI, passed into his eternal rest at the Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart on November 6, 2019. He was born on March 16, 1936 in Elkhart to Charles and Madeline Delp. He lived in Union, Michigan for most of his lifetime.

On October 21, 1961, he married his loving wife, Jo Ellen Schuelke, of 58 wonderful years, who survives at home. He is also survived by two children, Todd Delp and Kim (Lyle) Demerly; granddaughter, Kayla Demerly; brother, James (Penny) Delp; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Madeline Delp and sister, Janice Kulp.

Dick retired from Selmer’s Company after 43 years of service and served proudly in the United States Army for two years as a ranger. He attended the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Goshen. Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing, and try his luck at the casino. He was always on the go and was a very social man who knew just about everyone. Dick had never met a stranger. He will be missed greatly by his loving family.

In accordance with Dick’s wishes, cremation will take place at Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 812 Baldwin St. Elkhart. A memorial visitation will take place at the funeral home on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 12-1 p.m. with a service to follow at 1 p.m. officiated by Pastor Andrew Wollman of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Military honors will also be performed. Memorial contributions may be given to the Center for Hospice Care, 22579 Old U.S. 20, Elkhart, IN 46516 and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 18548 Co Rd 18, Goshen, IN 46528.

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Monday
November 11, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Memorial Service
Monday
November 11, 2019

1:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Military Honors
Monday
November 11, 2019

1:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Cremation has been chosen

Altera Cremation Services
812 Baldwin St
Elkhart, IN 46514

Donations

Center for Hospice Care-Elkhart Campus
22579 Old US 20, Elkhart IN 46516

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
18548 CR 18, Goshen IN 46528
Tel: 1-574-533-7705
Web: http://popgoshen.org

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