Obit: David Delever


David E. Delever, 68, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Wilton, died on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at his home, with his family by his side.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wilton. A luncheon will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus, Pheasants Forever or his grandchildren’s college funds.

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David was born in 1951 to Harry and Marie (VandeVoorde) Delever. He grew up as the youngest of five children in the New Liberty area. In 1969 he married Dianne Vance.

David worked as a farm hand before taking a job at J.I. Case. He also worked at Pioneer, Liqui-Grow and retired in 2015 from Gerdau after 30 years of service.

David spent time hunting. He was a member of Pheasants Forever. He enjoyed spending time at the casino and leisurely drives. As a pastime he would scan the Internet for used cars or frequented car lots.

David is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dianne; their son Richard (Kate) Delever of Wilton; their daughters Sandra (Ross) Heller of Drakesville, Iowa and Trisha (Quincy) Latimer of Durant; nine grandchildren: Zach, Lizzy and Dylan Delever, Morgan and Riley Heller and Alexis, Lucas, Elias and Brias Latimer; his sister Mary (Bill) Meyer; and brother Don (Joanne) Delever.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Harry and Al and his brother-in-law Dennis.