LUCINE MAE “LUCY” DELLGER

Lucine Mae “Lucy” Dellger, age 88, a resident of Anita’s Gardens, Plymouth, for the past five years, sang her final song before ascending to the Great Stage on Sunday, May 24, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

Lucy was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, the fifth child of Nicholas J. and Louise C (Casper) Theyerl, on July 29, 1926. She attended St. Mary’s grade school and graduated from L.P. Goodrich High School in 1944. During her high school years, Lucy was active in singing as well as performing in many school dramas. Following high school, Lucy began singing with the Ron Harvey Orchestra along with accompanist Harvey Glissendorf on piano. She and the orchestra performed many shows in the Fond du Lac area and beyond. She also performed with the band on KFIZ radio a number of times.

On June 7, 1949, Lucy married Lawrence Dellger, also of Fond du Lac, in a doublewedding ceremony with her sister, Genevieve, and Justin Riley at St. Mary’s church. Following their marriage, Lucy and Larry moved to Plymouth, where Larry was employed as a plumber for Plymouth Plumbing and Heating. Lucy worked as a telephone operator as well as being employed at Ley’s Department Store. Eventually she left both jobs to care for her growing family.

Lucy was actively involved in parish activities at St. John the Baptist in Plymouth as a member of the Christian Mothers and Altar Society. Her beautiful soprano voice, a gift from her mother, Louise, helped to grace St. John’s choir for many years.

Lucy was most proud of her eight children, attending their many school activities, sporting events, and outside performances. She and Larry enjoyed spending their spare time with their children and grandchildren at “The Land” near St. Cloud. Ever the nurturing spirit, she loved to tend her roses and geraniums. Her love of all things creative was a gift that she passed on to her children and grandchildren.

Lucy is survived by her children: Michael (DeAnna) Dellger of Sheboygan, Deborah (Scott) Richards of Plymouth, David (Patty) Dellger of Plymouth, Joseph Dellger (Stacia Fernandez) of Fort Lee, N.J., Juli Dellger of Portland, Maine, Jack (Mary Beth) Dellger of Plymouth, George (special friend Jill Daugherty) of Plymouth, and Christopher (special friend, Carrie Hellmer) of Plymouth; and her grandchildren: Alison Dellger of San Diego, Calif., Michael Richards (special friend Julia LeRay) of Wauwatosa, Patrick (Marie) Richards of Ann Arbor Mich., Nicholas (Lauren) Richards of Milwaukee, Jackie (Greg) Petermann of Kewaskum, Adam (special friend Holly Kuhn) Dellger of Plymouth, Amber (fiance Justin May) Dellger of Plymouth, Carly (fiance Nick Binversie) Dellger of Plymouth, Dylan Dellger of Plymouth, Britta (fiance Erik West) Dellger of Grafton, Casey Dellger and Logan Dellger of Scottsdale, Arizona, Myles Dellger of Plymouth; and seven great grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother, Ed Theyerl (special friend Pat Staats) of Fond du Lac; two sisters-in-law: Gerry Theyerl of Fond du Lac, and Shirley (Edward) Kelroy of Fond du Lac, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews, and her very dear friend Alice Stoll with whom she shared many an adventure!

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry; her parents Nick and Louise; her brothers: Joseph, Orvel, Donald (Mac); and her sister Genevieve.

Following Lucy’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass will be held on Friday evening (May 29, 2015) at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth at 6:00 P.M. Father Dan Volkert, pastor of the church will officiate. Visitation will be held at the CHURCH from 3:00 P.M. on Friday until the time of services. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Lucy’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

Lucy’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Drs. Chanda Kapur, Mark Sharon, and George Hoffmann; Cindy and Tanya and all the other dear caregivers from Hospice Advantage. Most importantly, we wish to thank all the angels at Anita’s

Gardens, who cared for and sang with Lucy on a daily basis for the past five years. We cannot express our gratitude enough to all of them.


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