Delbert D. Deschner, 90, former Natoma resident, died December 27, 2017 in Wichita Kansas.
He was born December 6, 1927 at the family farm north of Natoma, Kansas, the son of Martin and Emma (Blank) Deschner. Delbert was a 1945 graduate of Natoma High School and had spent his life as a farmer and stockman on the family farm until declining health caused his move to Wichita in 2011 to be close to his daughter. Delbert served his community on the USD 399 school board and the Round Mound Township board. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Natoma where he held several offices.
On September 7, 1952 he was united in marriage to Barbara Griffin. She preceded him in death April 5, 1970. He then married Charlotte (Young) Meyers. She preceded him in death April 15, 2008. Delbert’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He especially loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was very sociable, loved challenging family to chicken foot dominoes, and enjoyed playing the harmonica and guitar, often performing for others.
Delbert is survived by his four sons, Michael Deschner (Coleen) of Scott City, Ks Bruce Deschner of Topeka,Ks, Bradley Deschner (Karry) of Great Bend, Ks. and Michael L. Meyers of Topeka, Ks and two daughters, Kim (Roger) Davis, Manhattan, Ks and Lori (Brad) Wangsgard, Wichita, Ks. Also surviving are ten grandchildren: Brandon (Bridget) Deschner, Krystal (Chris) Nelson, Rebekah (Jovann) Gamble, Zachary (Kimberly) Davis, Matthew Deschner, Joshua (Tiffany) Deschner, Barbara Deschner, Mitchell Meyers, Katharine Meyers and Olivia Meyers as well as ten great grandchildren: Tyler, Brooke, Paige, Pierce, Emory, Carlie, Piper, Lettie, Ari and Ehla. He is also survived by his sister, Delphine (Mart), Atkinson of Excelsior Springs, Mo as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wives, his sister, Darlene, and grandson Justin Deschner.
A memorial service to celebrate Delbert’s life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 06, 2018, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Natoma, Kansas with Pastor Michael Schmidt officiating. Cremation has been selected by the family and inurnment will follow at the Natoma Lutheran Cemetery. Family will greet guests at the church the day of the memorial service. Memorials can be given to the Peace Lutheran Church or Natoma Heritage Seekers Museum and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Natoma, Kansas, is in charge of the memorial services.