Published On: Wed, Jul 13th, 2011

Obituary – Delbert C. Nathan

Delbert C. Nathan

PIERCE — Delbert C. Nathan, 87, Pierce, died June 24, 2011, at Pierce Manor, Pierce.
Funeral Services were June 29 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Pierce, with Rev. Keith Christiansen officiating.
Interment was in Prospect View Cemetery, Pierce, with Military Rites by Tomek-Otto Post #72 American Legion, Pierce, and United States Army Honors Guard.

Casket bearers were Alvin Meier, Kip Thompson, Kevin Korth, Carl Martinson, Doug Haas and Burnell Herbolsheimer.
Honorary Casket bearers were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Delbert was born Aug. 27, 1923, to Carl and Rosetta (Gross) Nathan, rural Lindsay. He was baptized in 1923 and confirmed April 1937 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lindsey. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran parochial school, rural Lindsay. He farmed with his father a few years and was then drafted into the Army in 1946-1947, where he served in Korea. During that time his family moved to Pierce County. After the military, he farmed with his father. He married Elsie Koehlmoos Oct. 4, 1953, at Pilger, Following their marriage, the couple farmed northeast of Pierce. Delbert farmed in Pierce County for over 45 years. They resided on the same farm until 1997 when they moved to Pierce.
Delbert was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pierce; the Pierce American Legion and the Norfolk V.F.W.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Nathan, Pierce; two sons, Terry “Tex,” and wife, Kerry Nathan, Pierce, and Randy Nathan, Farmington, N.M.; four grandchildren, Cory Mattson, Heather Mattson, Adam and Greg Nathan; and five great-grandchildren, Devin, Payton and Aiden Gnat, and Keaton and Carissa Mattson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter, Cindy Nathan, Sept. 29, 1976.