Delores Mae Hell, age 77 of the Town of Newton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at her home. She was born on September 25, 1935 in Lodi to Gordon and Irene (Prochnow) Frank. In her younger years, Delores showed cattle at county and state fairs along with her sisters. She was involved in 4-H and the Farm Bureau. Delores married Edwin R. Hell on May 4, 1957 in Harrisville. She farmed alongside her husband in the Town of Newton while raising a family until their retirement. Delores was an active member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Newton, where she enjoyed going to bible study. She loved to travel with Edwin and going out to eat with family and friends.
Survivors include her three children, Richard (Mary) Hell, Westfield, Paula (Brian) Smith, Endeavor and Michael (Dianne) Hell, Westfield; six grandchildren, Thomas Hell, Kenneth (Elizabeth) Hell, Jessica (Scott)Baumgartner, Bradley (Chelsea) Smith, Preston Smith and James Hell; three great grandchildren, Nathan and Aubriella Hell and Jillian Smith; three sisters, Carol (Orval) Vogel, Westfield, Nancy Brakebush, Oxford and Mary (Lavern) Pomplun, Berlin; two sisters in law, LaVern (Arden) Pomplun, Wautoma and Elaine Gramse, Westfield; many other relatives and friends. Delores was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 2009; two brothers in law, Bill Brakebush and Harry Gramse.
A funeral service for Delores will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newton with Rev. Dale Boening officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home, Westfield and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated.
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