Obit: Toburen, Delmain R. "Del" (1941 – 2017)


Surnames: Toburen, Schmitz, Fravert, Dillenbeck, Henchen, Larson, Rondorf

Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 14 Sep 2017

Toburen, Delmain R. "Del" (17 NOV 1941 – 8 SEP 2017)

Delmain R. “Del” Toburen, 75, Greenwood, passed away on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the United Church of Christ in Greenwood. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Lunch will follow at the home of Chris and Jana Schmitz, 615 S. Main Street, Greenwood.

Delmain Rodger Toburen was born on Nov. 17, 1941, at the family farm, the only child of Erwin and Laverne (nee Fravert) Toburen. After dating for six years, he married Carole (Dillenbeck) Toburen on Sept. 21, 1963, at the United Church of Christ in Greenwood, the same church in which Delmain was baptized and confirmed. After graduating from Greenwood High School in 1960, Del joined the Army Reserves. After returning home to Greenwood, he owned the Standard Oil Route until purchasing his family farm where he was born. He operated it until 1996. In his “retirement,” he still enjoyed working the fields doing custom cropping for Landini Farms. To say Del loved hunting is an understatement. He hunted the very first bear season in 1964. He enjoyed coon, fox, coyote, bobcat, and turkey hunting, as well. Deer hunting was a great time of year, although his love was hunting with hounds. His pride and joy were his children until his nine grandchildren were born, as he would say “I like them better.” There wasn’t a sporting event that he missed; he loved to watch his kids and especially his grandchildren play sports. He was so proud of all their accomplishments. To know Del was to love him, he was kind to everyone, his one-liners and quick wit will surely be missed.

Del is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carole; two sons: Mark (Sandy) Toburen of Merrill, and their children, Drew and Sydney; and David (Laura) Toburen of Greenwood, and their children, Jordan, Dane and Devin; two daughters: Bobbi Toburen of Greenwood, and Jana (Chris) Schmitz of Greenwood, and their children, Delten, Paetyn, Ashtyn and Westen; his in-laws: Roger Dillenbeck, Chuck Rondorf, Joanne (Ron) Henchen, Jim (Sue) Dillenbeck, Harold (Kathy) Dillenbeck, Rick (Joy) Dillenbeck and Deb (Skeeter) Larson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two children: son Michael Lee and daughter Jacki Lynn; his parents, Erwin and Laverne Toburen; his in-laws, Harold Sr. & Margaret Dillenbeck; one brother-in-law, Bob Dillenbeck; and one sister-in-law, Marge Rondorf.



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