Master Sergeant Delmar D. Worstell, age 84, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, April 22 at his home. Private funeral services for 84 year-old Master Sergeant Delmar D. Worstell will be Monday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m., in the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post 282 and VFW Post 1377. Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice.
Delmar Darrell Worstell, the son of William John Worstell and Emelia Charlier Worstell, was born on May 4, 1930 on the Worstell farm in Tamalco Township. He grew up there and attended the one room schools. When Delmar was age 17 he joined the U.S. Air Force on July 18, 1947 at Fort Sheridan. Delmar served overseas in Okinowa, France, Labrador, and was awarded medals including the Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal with 5 Loops, Air Force Longevity Service Award with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Outstanding Unit Award, and several others. Delmar was honorably discharged on July 17, 1977 after 21 years active service and 9 years in the Air Force Reserve. Delmar then worked for B-Line in highland for over 20 years. In retirement he enjoyed raising bees behind his home.
Delmar and Shirley A. Bauer were united in marriage on January 31, 1948 and enjoyed over 47 years together before her death on December 31, 1995. They are the parents of five daughters of whom two survive: Delmira Worstell of Greenville and Willa Benzin of Fairmont, West Virginia, 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Delmar is also survived by his brothers Arthur Worstell and Roy Worstell of Highland, and his sister Genevia (Eugene) Adcock of Greenville.
Delmar is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley, daughters: Darla Mangelsdorf, Shirley Rose Bright, Sandra Gayle Wrone, sisters Ola Weiss, Eugenia Morrow, and three brothers William Worstell, Glenn Worstell, and Donald in infancy.
Delmar was a member of the National Rifleman’s Association, the Disabled American Veterans, the Air Force Sergeants Association, and the Greenville First Baptist Church.
Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home
203 W Oak St
Greenville, IL 62246