Friday, September 24, 2010

Obituary - DeLapp

Memorial Services Held
Sunday for Sebeka Hero

Solemn memorial services for
Wesley De Lapp were held at the
Sebeka Methodist church Sunday
afternoon, with Rev. R.F. Mat-
tock officiating. A large number
of friends attended to pay tribute
to a young hero who gave his life
for his country.

Wesley Molmen DeLapp was born
February 17, 1920 at Brit-
ton, South Dakota. At the age of
three he moved with his parents
to Rockwell township, where he
grew to manhood. He was bap-
tized and confirmed at the Beth-
any Luthern church of Blue
Grass. On June 22, 1940 he was
united in marriage to Ardelle
Pearson of Sebeka, and to this un-
ion, one child, Ross Wesley was
born.

He was employed by the Wad-
ena County Highway Department
before entering the service in
May 1944. After completing his
boot training at Farragut, Idaho,
he served overseas as a gunner on
the destroyer Luce until he was
killed in action off the coast of
Okinawa May 4, 1945.

Besides his wife and son he
leaves to mourn his untimely
passing, his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Earl DeLapp of Hibbing, Minn.,
two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Peterson
Jr, (Mary Lou) of Sebeka, and
Mrs. Robert Skaar, (Mildred) of
Hibbing, Minn., his grandmother,
Mrs. Math Molmen of Rockwood
and four nieces and one nephew
besides other relatives and a
host of friends.

Out of town relatives who at-
tended the memorial services were
Mr. and Mrs. Earl DeLapp of
Hibbing: Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Skaar of Hibbing; Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Momen of Fergus Falls;
Mary Boekers and Raymond Is-
raelson of New York Mills; Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Kvanvig of
Bemidgi.




Date and name of newspaper in which this was printed is not shown.