MENOMINEE — Louis John Deldin, 80, of Menominee, passed away at his home on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.
He was born on March 29, 1936, in Iron Mountain, to the late Anthony and Rose (Sparapani) Deldin.
Louis married the former Betty Nelson. She preceded him in death on June 28, 2007.
Louis served his country honorably in the United States Coast Guard on the Cutter Sundew.
He worked as a diesel mechanic during most of his working career, retiring in 1999.
Louis was a tinkerer, and he enjoyed working on cars. He also liked animals and hunting. He was a speed freak, doing everything at a fast pace. Even at his age, Louis was hard to keep up with. His greatest joy was family and he adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Louis is survived by two daughters: Donna (Fred) Khollman of Menominee, and Debra Deldin of Greensburgh, Pa.; one son, Dean (Sherri) Deldin of Streamwood, Ill.; five grandchildren including: Cory (Kim) Khollman, Jamie (Enrique) Beltran, Crystal Khollman, Jennifer Deldin and Kelly Newborn; four great-grandchildren: Alexis, Addison, Gianna and Mackenzie; two sisters, Delores Pearson of Clearwater, Fla., and Kathleen Sacchetti of Iron Mountain; one brother, John (Trudy) Deldin of Iron Mountain and many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents and his wife Betty, Louis was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph.
Funeral services were held in Menominee on Feb. 4, 2017.
Burial will be in the Birch Creek Cemetery.