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DELMONT O. "DEL" MESTAD

 

Services: Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Faribault
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
   
Visitation: The Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault
  Friday, April 17th from 5 to 7 p.m.

Delmont O. "Del" Mestad, age 84 of Faribault, died on Monday, April 13, 2015 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.

Funeral services will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Faribault on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Sarah Nietz officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Friday, April 17th from 5 to 7 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Delmont Oran, the son of Elmer and Jeanette (Eastlee) Mestad, was born on July 26, 1930 in Vernon Township near Hayfield, MN. He was a 1948 graduate of Hayfield High School. While in high school, Del worked at the Hayfield Theater running the movie projector. Later he worked at the Hayfield Hardware Store, after which he worked at several plumbing and heating shops.

On October 5, 1957, he married Doris Wisen, the daughter of Wilford and Evelyn (Stoos) Wisen, at the Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church in Faribault. In 1959, Del moved to Faribault and in 1960, he began working at the Faribault Regional Center as a master plumber for 30 years, retiring from there on June 30, 1990.

Del bowled at the Bowling Center for many years. He was active in the Faribault Rifle and Pistol Club and was a 57-year member of the United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry. Del was also a member of the Local 6 Plumbers and Steamfitters in Rochester. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and garage saler. He also enjoyed being outside, traveling, and visiting with family and friends. He was a charter member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and was an usher for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris; two children, Larry of Texas and Wendy (and Debby) of California; his siblings, Merlin (and Carol) of Stewartville, Richard (and Janis) of Babbitt, Joyce (and Allan) of Utah, Dorothy (and Bill) of Lake Elmo, and Daniel (and Colleen) of Buffalo.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; and a baby brother.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, 920 East 28th Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55407 or the donor's choice.

May he rest in peace.

 

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