Delbert Ehnes, 64

Delbert Ehnes, 64

Funeral services for Delbert Ehnes, age 64, of Clarissa were held on Thursday, January 16th at noon at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Bend, Minnesota with Pastor Justin Hesterman officiating. Casket Bearers were Laurel Einerwold, Rick Host, John Tschida, Jake Asfeld, Vicki Shurson and Lance Ehnes. Delbert passed away peacefully at home on January 9th after a courageous battle with cancer. One year ago when diagnosed with lung cancer, he reflected that he had no regrets; although he smiled and said it would have been nice to have one more class reunion. He was very proud of his wonderful family, he enjoyed living in the country and farming. In his early years, he enjoyed playing volleyball and bowling. His favorite pastimes were playing cards, sawing wood for the wood stove and watching football. He especially enjoyed getting together at car club meetings, going to car shows and driving in his 1971 Dodge Challenger. He enjoyed traveling to visit his sons in California and Oregon. He was pleased to be able to travel and see the Pacific Ocean and the beauty of the west coast. He also saw the wonders of the Rocky Mountains while traveling on Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
Delbert served on the Eagle Valley Township board and was a member of the Country Cruisers Car Club.
Delbert was born on April 25th, 1949, to Arthur & Bernadine (Hukriede) Ehnes in Bertha, Minnesota. Growing up on the family dairy farm, he was the youngest of four boys. He attended Clarissa Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1967. He attended the Staples Area Vo-Tech College and graduated as a machinist in 1969. He married Joyce Perish on June 27th 1970 at St. Peters Catholic Church in Browerville. Delbert was first employed at FMC Northern Ordinance then at Tolerance Masters Inc., both in Minneapolis. In 1975, Delbert and Joyce purchased the family farm north of Clarissa and dairy farmed for over 30 years. After selling the dairy herd, they raised beef cattle for five years. Delbert was devoted to his family and farm. He will be deeply missed by all family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce, sons Dale (Gretchen) of Sebastopol, California, Dean (Diane) of Portland, Oregon, and Josh (Melanie Hoheisel) of Clarissa. He was a proud Grandpa of Isabella, Ava, Anders, Jennings, Kristen and Austin. He is survived by a brother, Leroy (Carolyn) Ehnes of Zimmerman, sisters-in-law Barbara Ehnes of Sauk Centre and Elda Ehnes of Westminster, Colorado. Delbert is also survived by brothers-in-law Jim (Carol) Perish, Kevin (Cathy) Perish, Brian Perish, Norman (Heather) Perish, sisters-in-law Maxine Perish, Marlene (Gene) Tschida, Karen Asfeld, and Barbara (Gerald) Zimmer and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Bernadine Ehnes, father and mother-in-law Lawrence & Cecilia Perish, son Jason, brothers Luverne and Duane Ehnes, and brother-in-law Alan Asfeld.
Interment was held at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Eagle Bend.
Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville – itenfuneralhome.com

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