Walter R. DeLanoit, 90, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Trinity Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 12th at Laufersweiler Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery with military rites conducted by the V.F.W. Post 1856 and U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard.
Survivors include daughters Cathy Vosika of Fort Dodge, Susie (Rudy) Matulka of Omaha, Jackie Peterson of Luther, sons Mike (Misty) DeLanoit of Badger, Dan (Cathy) DeLanoit of Fort Dodge and John (Julie) DeLanoit of Ankeny, 21 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and his sister Alice Lorraine Steiner of Fort Dodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marian, son Doug DeLanoit, granddaughter Amanda Vosika, parents Peter and Marie (VanSteenberge) DeLanoit, brothers Robert Louis, Paul Leroy and Clarence Leon DeLanoit, sisters Flora "Elaine" Phillips, Delores "Dee" Marguerite Wolf and Marie "Mary" Lyons Hood.
Walter Richard DeLanoit was born on March 14, 1930 in Rinard, IA. From 1945 to 1952 he served in the U.S. Marines and then 7 years in the reserves. On August 5, 1954 he was united in marriage to Marian Ricklefs and the couple established their home on a farm in rural Webster County. Walter enjoyed time on the farm with raising his mules, antique tractor rides, and his bulldog Matilda. He loved time spent with his family and friends.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
"Dick was like a Father to me, he hired me when I was in high school to work on the farm with him and his wife and kids. He treated me like one of his kids, and always provided help and advice when I needed it. He gave me responsibility and was always there to help when I needed it. He taught me to Milk the cows, Plow the fields, Cultivate and harvest. I sure did learn a lot about raising Turkeys when he got into that business and build that Poll Barn beside the house. He encouraged me to go to college and wrote and called his friends to recommend me. The DeLanoit Family is in my prayers and thoughts the whole family is very special to me, they are a part of my life. I love them all am so grateful I got to see Dick a few years ago . Even tho he was a Marine (A real Marine - Hoooo Yaaaa), and I went Navy, If I can be half the Man and Father he was I will be happy. "