Delta (Meyer) Vosteen, 95, of Pender died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender.
Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church near Pender; Rev. Kathy Montira will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender. Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, the House Memorial Library, and the Pender V.F.W.
Delta Doris Dorthea Anna (Meyer) Vosteen was born March 26, 1922 to William and Edna (Lubberstedt) Meyer at Wakefield. She was baptized April 16, 1922 and confirmed May 19, 1935 at Immanuel Lutheran Church northwest of Wakefield. Delta attended Immanuel Lutheran School and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1939. On Jan. 6, 1946, she married Alvin Vosteen at Immanuel Lutheran Church. To this union were born two daughters, Gail (Doug) Malchow and Mary (Gerald) Smith, all of Pender.
Alvin and Delta farmed west of Pender until February 1955, when they moved to their farm west of Thurston. On the farm, Delta raised chickens, sold eggs and had a large garden. Alvin and Delta loved dancing at Kings Ballroom and the Howells Ballroom. They also enjoyed Alvin’s Army reunions. They went on many tours that allowed them to travel to all 50 of the United States. In 1971 Delta and Alvin moved to their home on Slaughter Avenue in Pender. Delta worked at the House Memorial Library for 14 years. They cared for Delta’s parents in their home, and Delta cared for Alvin during his battle with Alzheimer’s. She enjoyed visiting with her cousins, attending her grandchildrens’ activities, and she always had cookies in the freezer. Delta was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School, Bible School and was a member of the WELCA.
Survivors include her daughters, Gail and Doug Malchow of Pender and Mary and Gerald Smith, also of Pender; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin in August of 2001; her parents, William and Edna Meyer; parents-in-law, Dick and Mary Vosteen; a brother, Myron Meyer and wife Pearl, sister-in-law, Helen Heineman and husband Harvey, and a brother-in-law, Walt Vosteen and wife Betty.