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A celebration of life for Delwyn (Del) L. Hershberger 54, of Kalona will be held Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:30AM at the Kalona Mennonite Church with Pastor Scott Swartzendruber officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Mennonite Cemetery in rural Kalona. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 18 from 2-8PM at the Kalona Mennonite Church. A general memorial fund has been established. Del Hershberger died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a short illness.
Del was born November 9, 1957 in Washington, Iowa the son of John and Alma (Miller) Hershberger. He graduated from Mid-Prairie High School in 1976. On September 20, 1986 he was united in marriage to Jane Yoder at the Kalona Mennonite Church. He worked in several different jobs, most recently owning and operating the Hershberger Oil Company. Del was a member of the Kalona Mennonite Church and previously had been a member of the Washington Township Optimist Club. He enjoyed hunting, watching basketball and NASCAR, helping coach his children's sports teams, attending their events, spending time outdoors grooming his lawn and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife Jane of Kalona, two children, Nicole and Michael of Kalona, his mother, Alma Hershberger of Kalona, two brothers, Ronnie and wife Cindy Hershberger of Kalona, Merlin and wife Brenda Hershberger of Wellman, father and mother-in-law, Daniel and Amelia Yoder of Kalona, a brother in law, Lowell Yoder of Kalona, nine nieces and nephews and spouses, Blake (Jenni) Hershberger, Kyra (James) Gardiner, Tommy Hershberger, Megan (Jared) Holmes, Taylor Hershberger, Pam (Dan)Vercande, Emily Hershberger, Melissa (Garon) Yoder, Byran Hershberger and 8 great nieces and nephews.Preceding Del in death was his father, John Hershberger in April of 2010
Jane,Nicole,and Michael; Hershberger Family:My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of great sorrow. I pray God's peace and comfort be with you all. In our family we try to comfort each other by saying God must have needed Delwyn to help out in heaven so He took him home. The real peace comes knowing that you all will see him again someday in that beautiful joyous place called heaven. Keep your hearts in line with God we have no answers here on earth of WHY but we can know that God is in control at all times.My prayers are going up for you all.Cheryl
Cheryl Richardson Mar 17 2012 12:00 AM
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I have such good memories of Del and his dry sense of humor,his love for his family,and his love for his friends. Our hearts are heavy and Jane we will be praying for you. With sympathy and love.
Jerry and Liz Yoder Mar 17 2012 12:00 AM
Our hearts have been broken for your family this past week. We pray that God's grace, comfort, and strength be poured out on you in extra measure in these days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you even though we can't be in person.Brian, Sharla, Michaela, Kelsey, John Michael & Ben.
Brian Hershberger Mar 17 2012 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Del. Sending you comfort and special thoughts at this difficult time.
Tammy Bender Davis Mar 17 2012 12:00 AM