Delmas Jerome Marsden


November 17, 1919 - February 5, 2011





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.




Wednesday, February 9, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, February 10, 2011
2:00 PM
United Methodist Church
Mount Vernon, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Rick & Vicky Wieczorek on February 9, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold the memories close to your heart. Delmas will rest in peace.
Posted by Robert John Sipe on February 9, 2011
Dear Delmas thanx for the rewarding farming experience, thanx for putting up with a 16 year old kid, thanx for teaching me so many skills, thanx for allowing me the chance to meet many of my distant family, thanx for sharing my 17th birthday, and thanx for remembering me with a phone each Christmas. Rest in peace mon ami.
Posted by amanda bedford, on February 8, 2011
thinking of you all at this very sad time. aunty joyce he will always be with us in our heart and memory's. you will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

sleep tight

all of our love

amanda and family
Posted by Wayne & Sue Huber on February 7, 2011
We will miss uncle Delmas. God Bless You!! (We will miss your
sweet potatoes you made during the holiday).
Posted by Rodney Hall on February 7, 2011
Delmas was one of the kindest persons who ever walked on this earth. He was generous to a fault and loved children his entire life. Delmas will be missed.
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