Delmas Jerome Marsden was born November 17, 1919 at Loomis, SD to Archie and Edith (Smith) Marsden. He grew up in the Loomis area and attended Goodwin school. After graduating from the 8th grade, he farmed with his father. He was a member of the Loomis Congregational Church. On June 21, 1938 he married Jennie Sipe at Mitchell. In 1945 they moved to a farm north of Mount Vernon. Delmas was instrumental in bringing 4-H to Davison County. He started the Up and Get It 4-H Club and was a leader for over twenty-five years. In 1951 he moved his family to Hot Springs where he operated a poultry business. In 1961 they returned to the farm where he continued farming until 1979. After retiring from farming he moved to Mitchell where he operated Tiffany’s Café and drove truck for D & L Implement. On August 11, 1991 he married Joyce Muhs. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; one son, Martin Marsden and wife, Deb of Pittsburgh, PA, one daughter, Beverly Ann Duffel and husband, Ron of Ft. Pierre, two step-sons, Duane Muhs and wife, Vickie of South Padre Island, TX, Terry Muhs and wife, Lisa of Visalia, CA, eighteeen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Jennie, one daughter, Dorothy Ann Percy, his granddaughter, Mary Ann Duffel, his brother, Harland and two sisters, Alma Bluhm and Mildred Bailey.