Delbert was born June 20, 1930, in Viborg, to Andrew and Gladys (Jensen) Johnson. He graduated from Viborg High School in 1948 and married Anna Belle Dickerson on Oct. 21, 1951, in Viborg. They farmed in the Viborg area until they sold the farm business in 1966 when he went to work for the Terrace Park Dairy Company for five years. He then purchased the distributorship of the Sioux City Journal, retiring from that in 1999.
Delbert is survived by his wife Anna Belle of Vermillion; two sons, Bruce (Diane) of Crystal Lake, IL and Brian of Long View, WA; and a daughter, Gloria Anne Johnson of Egan, MN. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Tamara, Wesley, Drew, Adam and Tessa Rose; and two great-grandchildren, Ellie and Ian.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion with visitation starting at 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Irene following the lunch at the church. hansenfuneralhome.com.