MIDDLETON-Delilah I. (Kellner) Riggert , while at home, left us in joy to be with her Lord and Saviour May 21, 2012 after eight years of pulmonary fibrosis.
She was born September 28, 1927 at Norfolk, NE to Arthur and Esther (Sellin) Kellner, third of four daughters. Delilah was baptized in the name of the Trinity and confirmed in Christian doctrines at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Norfolk. She attended public school, St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Norfolk high school and junior college. She taught school two years in St. Edward, NE. Delilah was joined in holy matrimony with Duane W. Riggert of Hoskins, NE on August 27, 1950 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk. They resided in Cheyenne, WY from 1951 to 1966, then moved to Middleton. She was a member of Peace Thru Christ Lutheran Church of Middleton.
Delilah is remembered in love by her husband, Duane, daughters, Rebecca of Waukesha, Julie (Charles) Thierer of Madison, and Niki (John) Birkholz of Middleton; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Arlene Hord, Elkhorn, NE and LaVerne (Milo) Perry, Bellvue, NE. She was preceded in death by a son, Monte Will in 1996 and her sister LaJean.
Memorial services will be held at PEACE THRU CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3232 West Point Road, just east of Middleton (next to Dane County Park), at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 26, 2012, with the Reverend Mark Bernthal presiding. Private burial will be in Middleton Junction Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL & CREMATION CARE, 7435 University Ave, Middleton and also on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Undesignated memorials will go to St. David’s Kinship School, Etago, Kenya, for a Kindergarten Classroom/Sanctuary.
The family wishes to thank Agrace HospiceCare and Delilah’s many friends for their support and services.