TRENTON -- Delmar Ivan Dewey died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Hillcrest Nursing Home at the age of 79.
He was born June 22, 1928, in Hitchcock County, Neb., the son of the late Ivan and Nila (Owens) Dewey. He grew up on the family farm southeast of Trenton and graduated from Trenton High School in 1945.
On May 26, 1950, Dlemar married Denelda McCoolam at Trenton and she preceded him in death on June 25, 2003.
On June 27, 1986, he married Nadine (Clabaugh) Frakes at Trenton, and they spent the remainder of his life in Trenton.
He began his working life in construction on the Trenton Dam and later worked in the oil fields. In 1958 Delmar began working in heavy equipment and road maintenance for Hitchcock County, retiring in 1993. During his life, Delmar enjoyed farming and animals, especially draft horses. He could often be found tinkering on projects in his shop, traveling to visit friends and relatives, or pheasant hunting in the fall. He kept busy with his backhoe and dump truck doing odd jobs for others.
He was preceded in death by one son, Darrel Dean Dewey and one sister, Delores Davis.
Delmar is survived by his wife, Nadine Dewey of Trenton; three daughters, Diane Solko and husband, Don of Herndon, Kan., Dena Dewey of Trenton, and Darla Lovelady and husband, Mike of Ness City, Kan.; one step-daughter, Janet Hegwood and husband, Jerry of Aurora, Colo.; two sons, Don Dewey and wife, Jackie of Hillrose, Calif., and Shad Dewey and wife, Jane of McCook; 18 grandchildren, Destiny, Rachelle, RAye Ann, Mark, Renae, Janelle, Josh, Jerod, Jami, Derek, Andrew, Nicole, Delaney, Kourtney, Caleb, Braden, Kent and Eric; five great-grandchildren, Donnovan, Ceanne, Dalton, Jayden and Garrett; two sisters, Barbara Dye and husband, Walter of Mitchell, Neb., and Marilyn Hovey and husband, Tom of Trenton; relatives and friends.
Delmar will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at the United Methodist Church in Trenton, with the Rev. Richard Melano officiating. Interment will be in the Trenton Cemetery at Trenton.
Memorials may be given in his name and friends may call at Herrmann Funeral Home in Trenton from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday from 1-6 p.m.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.