Delbert I. "Dell" DeHaven

(January 19, 1900 - September 24, 1969)


The Harrison Sun
October 2, 1969


Dell DeHaven, Early Resident, Dies Sept. 24

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the United Methodist Church in Harrison for Delbert I. DeHaven who died September 24. Rev. C. Robert Tod officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery at Chadron.

Mrs. Todd, organist, and Mrs. Floyd Hall, pianist, accompanied Mrs. Bill Coffee who sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Casket bearers were nephews James, Robert and Dennis Hill, Clair McIntosh, David Corbin, and grandson Bill Baker. Honorary Casket bearers were Bryan Larsen, Jim Phipps, George Wichersham, Julian Phipps, Tress Powell, Martin Koch, Floyd Hall, John Broderick and Allen Jordan.

Mr. DeHaven was born near Hay Springs, Neb., January 19, 1900, the eldest son of Wilbur and Lula DeHaven. In 1908, he moved with his parents to Sioux County where they homesteaded south of Harrison.

On November 3, 1920, he was married to Francis Hill, and three children were born.

In 1931 his family moved to Wyoming where he worked eight years on highway construction. In 1939 they returned to Sioux County where he ranched for 13 years 17 miles northeast of Harrison. Due to poor health he retired from ranching in 1952 and then worked at the Port of Entry in Harrison for 12 years until it was closed in January 1965. He made Harrison his home until he died suddenly on September 24.

He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife Frances; two sons, Dale of Harrison and Richard of Chadron; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Powell of Chadron; one brother, Vernon of Anchorage, Alaska; one sister, Ida Larsen of Alcester, S. D.; eight grandchildren, Mrs. Bill Baker of Harrison, Mrs. Scott Malcom of Loveland, Colo., Mrs. Mike Singpiel of Rapid City, S.D., Robert Powell, Jr., Chris, Cherie, Janet, and Alvin DeHaven of Chadron; and one great-grandchild, Barbara Baker of Harrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Frances McIntosh.

Many at Services

Among out-of-town relatives and friends here for the services were the following: Vernon DeHaven, Anchorage; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Larson, Alcester, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Scott Malcom, Loveland, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Singpiel, Rapid City; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Corbin, David and Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Hymer all of Crawford; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hill, Hot Springs, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hill and David, Springville, Utah; Mrs. Art Hill, Douglas, Wyo.; Jim Hill, Chadron; Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Rodewald, Seneca, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeHaven, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Harley Dehaven, Mrs. Gene Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeHaven, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Don Dehaven, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Phillips, all of Hay Springs, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Clair McIntosh and family, Gillette, Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Osback, Casper, Wyo.; Mrs. Bert Warren, Alliance; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Carey, Hemingford; Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Harder, Buckeye, Ariz.; Edward Eberspecher, Chadron; Mr. and Mrs. James Shillenn and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Taylor, Lusk; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harris, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Fox, Mr. and Mrs. George Powell, Mrs. Raymond Larsen, Mrs. Leon Cunningham, Mrs. Allen Holmgren, Virginia Avey, Lewis Wilson, Mrs. Ernest DeGunia, all of Crawford; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tyree, Father John Dorr, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Fox, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Yoakum, Mrs. Doris Rawait, Velma Olsen, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dierksen, all of Chadron; Rodney Phipps, Glenrock, Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Larsen, Scottsbluff; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jeffery, Ponca, Neb.









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