Delbert Supler


ROCHELLE — Delbert O. Supler, 102, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center in Franklin Grove.  

Del was born on Sept. 27, 1917 in Verona, North Dakota, to Edward and Delia (Qualley) Supler.  He married Marge V. Isley on Oct. 21, 1939.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 2008 after 69 years of marriage.

Over the years, Del was involved with farming, co-owner of Binz & Supler Insurance for 23 years and had a retail clothing store, the Town & Country.  He also worked as a painter, drywaller and ceramic tiler for many years.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rochelle.  

Because Del and Marge were very hard workers, they were able to afford many nice things that they enjoyed.  They built three homes over their lifetime, in which Del did most of the labor. In order to buy their first lot, he sheet rocked several homes to pay for it. In fact, his hard work continued well into his late 80s as an expert ceramic tiler, finally retiring at the age of 87. Del’s favorite pastime was golfing and he and Marge loved to dance.

In addition to his parents and wife, Marge, he was preceded in death by his son, Roger, in January 2009; brother, Donald and sister, Edna Miller.

Del is survived by his daughters, Karen Lee of Newberg, Oregon and Bonnie Masterson of Rochelle; seven grandchildren, Dawn (Lonny) Anderson, Greg (Schon Lowe) Walters, Joe Hicks, Jennifer (Ben) Manning, DeAnna (Andy) Morris, Laura (Joe) Wilmarth Tyna, and Roxanne (Steven Herman) Hanna; 14 great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Taylor, Drew, Luke, Zach, Caden, MaKayla, Logan, Brookie, Noah, Dylan, Julia, Abigail and Owen.

There will be a private funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 21 with Pastor Doug Forsberg officiating. The service will be live streamed on the Unger-Horner Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will follow the service at Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle.  

Memorials may be made in Del’s memory to Unity Hospice or the First Presbyterian Church.  

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