Funeral services for Delroy Asmus of Morris, MN will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris, MN. Celebrant for the mass is Father Todd Schneider. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 7 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Military rites will be provided by the Morris American Legion, V.F.W. and AmVets.
Delroy Arland Asmus, son of Walter and Hazel (Miles) Asmus was born March 22, 1924 at Chokio MN. He grew up on a farm north of Chokio. He entered the service in fall of 1944. He served in the US Army during WWII in the South Pacific finishing in Japan and South Korea. He received an honorable discharge in fall of 1946 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
On July 24, 1943 he was united in marriage to Loretta M. Heintzelman at the Assumption Church in Morris. To this union two children were born, Judy and Keith. Following his tour of service he returned to Chokio and farmed four years north of Chokio. In December of 1950 he moved to a farm in Framnas Township where he lived for the past 65 years.
Delroy loved to farm, spend time in the shop working on machinery and being around animals. He was also handy with saw and hammer. He was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church, VFW, American Legion and Knights of Columbus.
Delroy died on Friday, April 29, 2016 at his home near Morris, MN. He lived to 92 years.
He is survived by his daughter, Judith (Ed) Jobe of Lake Crystal; son, Keith (Lynn) Asmus of Morris; special nephew, Mark (Kendra) Heintzelman of Dallas, TX; grandchildren: Fay (Richard) Vandenbrook, Dale (Debi) Fladung, Scott (Rene') Fladung, Mary Jo Marasco Thompson, Angela (Eric) Joos, Reina Asmus and Nichole Asmus, 19 great grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Norman Asmus of St. Paul; sisters-in-law, Eileen Asmus of Alexandria and Lila Asmus of St. Cloud; brother-in-law, Lloyd (Helen) Heintzelman of Morris and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta; his parents; son-in-law, Carl Marasco; grandson, Kurt Asmus; siblings, Dean, Bertha, Darlene, Leslie, Stanley, Floyd and Luverne.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.