Monday, April 24, 2017


Duard D. Delzer

Duard D. Delzer
Date of Birth: February 25, 1956
Died on: April 19, 2017
Eureka-Memorial service for Duard D. Delzer, 61, of Eureka, SD will be 11:00 am, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Zion American Lutheran Church at Eureka. The Rev. Ryan Gage will officiate.
There will be a prayer service at 7:00 pm, Friday with visitation from 5:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Duard died April 19, 2017 at Eureka Community Hospital after a determined and unflinching battle with cancer.
Duard D. Delzer, son of Harvey and Erdmuth (Kusler) Delzer, was born February 25, 1956, at Eureka Community Hospital. He was baptized and confirmed in Eureka Evangelical United Brethren Church. Duard attended Eureka Public Schools and graduated in 1974. In high school, Duard was a proud member of EHS basketball and track teams. Because the family farmed, Duard wasn’t able to participate in football or baseball, but that did not diminish his love of those sports. He was a loyal – and vocal – supporter and “analyst” of the Minnesota Vikings and Twins all his life.
After graduating from EHS, Duard attended National College of Business in Rapid City for one year before returning to Eureka to help his father on the family farm. For a few years, Duard was also employed by Alvin Weiss as a Pepsi distributor until the business closed. Duard then joined his father full-time on the farm.
On July 14, 1984, Duard was joined in marriage to Sharel Lorenz at United Methodist Church in Eureka. Their union was blessed with two sons, Cody and Dylan, of whom he was fiercely proud. He supported them in all the activities in which they participated and taught them to golf, hunt, fish, and ski – both water and snow. As the boys grew, one of his favorite activities was the annual Presidents’ Day ski trip in the Black Hills.
Throughout his life, Duard participated in a variety of sports and leisure activities. As a young adult, league softball, bowling, and amateur basketball filled his spare time. Later golf became a passion which he shared with his sons, until Cody, at age 12, beat him. The last several years he was a competitive participant in the local dart league during the winter and spring. Favorite warm weather pastimes included spending sunny summer Sundays boating on Lake Eureka, tending to his lawn, and enjoying poker runs or evening cruises on his Harley, and winter vacations with family and friends in Cancun, Mexico, made him happy.
The consummate host, Duard enjoyed entertaining. Whether it was hosting an annual winter “theme” party, an impromptu yard party for friends and neighbors, or class reunions at the house, Duard was always ready to welcome new people and reconnect with old friends.
Duard served the community of Eureka as a past member of Eureka Fire Department, Zion Lutheran Church Council and Zion Lutheran Cemetery Board.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 32 years, Sharel; sons, Cody of Madison, SD and Dylan of Sioux Falls; brothers, Russell of Sidney, MT and Rick (Marie) of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Dawn (Robert) Bornemann of Kintyre, ND; mother-in-law, Angie Lorenz of Aberdeen; brother-in-law, Gene (Marlene) Lorenz of Aberdeen and nieces and nephews, Cora (Michael) Dalquist, Andrew (Marie) Bornemann and Jacob, Bornemann, all of Kintyre, ND, Benjamin Delzer of Grand Forks, ND and Lucas and Kennedy Lorenz of Aberdeen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Erdie (2009) and Harvey (2014), father-in-law, Don Lorenz (2013) and sister-in-law, LV Delzer (2013).
Carlsen Funeral Home of Eureka has been entrusted with arrangements.

Under His Wings


Under His wings, I am safely abiding;
Though the night deepens and tempests are wild;
Still I can trust Him; I know He will keep me;
He has redeemed me and I am His child.

Under His wings, under His wings, 
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide forever.

Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow!
How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when earth has no balm for my healing,
There I find comfort and there I am blest.

Under His wings, under His wings,
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide forever.

Under his wings, O what precious enjoyment!
There will I hide till life's trials are o'er;
Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me;
Resting in Jesus I'm safe evermore.

Under His wings, under His wings,
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide forever!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Art thou weary?

I liked the feeling of sharing a hymn with all of you yesterday.  I decided to share a hymn every day this week.  It's to comfort myself, as I prepare for my brother's funeral, but I pray that the words of the hymn writers will be a blessing in your life as well.

Adapted by Dawn Bornemann

Art thou weary,
Art thou languid,
Art thou sore distressed?
"Come to Me," Saith ONE,
"And, coming,
Be at rest."

Hath He marks to
Lead me to Him,
If He be my Guide?
In His feet and hands
 Are wound-prints,
And in His side.

Is there diadem,
as a Monarch,
That His brow adorns?
Yes, a crown,
In very surety,
But one of thorns.

If I still hold
Closely to Him,
What hath He at last?
Sorrow vanquished,
Labor ended,
And Jordan passed.

If I ask Him,
To receive me,
Will He say me 'Nay'?
Not till Earth and
Not till Heaven
Both shall pass away.

Finding, following,
Keeping, struggling,
Is He sure to bless?
Saints, apostles,
Prophets, martyers
ALL answer, "YES!"

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Uplifting Hymns

In the heaviness of my heart today, the Lord has been speaking through my hymnal.  With no-one to sing along with me, I just started reading random hymns as the Lord directed.

This one is what I am feeding my soul with at the moment. 


Here at thy table, Lord,
This sacred hour,
O let us feel Thee near,
In loving power;
Calling our thoughts away
From self and sin,
As to Thy banquet hall
We enter in.

Sit at the table, Lord,
Break Thou the bread;
Fill Thou the cup that brings
Life to the dead;
That we may find in Thee,
Pardon and peace;
And from all bondage win
A full release.

So shall our life of faith
Be full, be sweet;
And we shall find our strength
For each day we meet;
Fed by Thy living bread,
All hunger past,
We shall be satisfied,
And saved at last.

Come then, O holy Christ,
Feed us, we pray;
Touch with Thy pierced hand
Each common day;
Making this earthly life
Full of thy grace,
Till in the home of Heaven
We find our place!!!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Thinking of Heaven

My brother's death this week has got me wanting to go to Heaven--AGAIN.  I was randomly looking for a video about Heaven, when I found this one.  Would you like to join me as I watch this series on one man's trip to Heaven and how it affected his life after his return?