Farming Rural 21

Delmer D. Pufahl

April 9, 1937 ~ August 20, 2022 (age 85)


Funeral Services for Delmer D. Pufahl, 85, Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 27th, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Reverend Paul Hirsch will officiate.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 26th, at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue.  Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

He passed away Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.

Delmer Dean was born April 9, 1937 to Helmer and Rosella (Bauermeister) Pufahl at the Lutheran Hospital in Norfolk, Nebraska.  He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hadar on May 16, 1937.  He was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on May 23, 1954.

He attended District 10 in Stanton County all eight years.  He graduated from Norfolk Senior High School in 1956.

Delmer married his high school sweetheart, Betty Mae Garbers, on June 1, 1958.  Delmer and Betty were blessed with four children, Karen, Daniel, Darrel, and Kathy.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  He served as head usher a number of years.  He belonged to Couples Club.  He did custom farming and combining in the Norfolk, Madison and the surrounding area.  He continued moving snow for a number of businesses until 2021.  He moved to town in 2008.

Delmer and Betty enjoyed Square Dancing with the 49ers and a number of other clubs for 54 years.  Delmer would say, “Dance a tip for me.”

He is survived by his wife, Betty, children Karen (Mitch) Nielsen of Madison, Daniel (Karen) Pufahl of Stanton, and Kathy (Ryan) Plisek of Norfolk, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and sister Marilyn (Lloyd) Joe of Lincoln.

Delmer was preceded in death by his parents, Helmer and Rosella Pufahl, grandparents August and Minnie Pufahl and William and Anna Bauermeister, two infant sisters, son Darrel Lee Pufahl, grandson Dawson Alden Plisek a number of aunts, uncles and cousins, and sister-in-law Dora (Bob) Foster.

In lieu of flowers, Delmer requested donations be given to the St. Paul’s Lutheran School building fund.

Delmer said, “Remember me in the good times we had together and all the blessings the Lord gave us while here on earth.”


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August 26, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Home for Funerals Chapel
708 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Funeral Service
August 27, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
1100 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Graveside Service
August 27, 2022

11:30 AM
Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery
North 13th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701

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