In Memory of Delbert L. Rohlk

Delbert L. Rohlk
Delbert L. Rohlk
Born: July 14, 1928
Died: June 29, 2015
Age: 86
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Delbert L. Rohlk
July 14, 1928 - June 29, 2015
From: Ida Grove, IA
Delbert L. Rohlk, age 86, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 02, 2015, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Pastor Shari O’Bannon will officiate. Committal Services will be held at the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to 

Delbert Lawrence Rohlk was born on July 14, 1928 on a farm near Holstein, Iowa to Hans and Rhoda (Goettsch) Rohlk.

Delbert attended country school where he fell in love with history and received the highest score in the county on the 8th grade exam. He went on to graduate from Holstein High School in 1946. After high school, Delbert served in the United States Army for two years before returning home to farm.

Delbert met Sheila Fulton and the couple were united into marriage on August 17, 1958 in the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ida Grove, Iowa; where they continued as long-time members. The couple were blessed with three children: Kyle, Randy, and Jennifer.

Delbert and Sheila spent most of their married life farming south of Ida Grove, Iowa. They enjoyed raising crops, cattle, and hogs; before moving to Ida Grove in 1993.

Delbert enjoyed traveling out west during the winter months, dancing to polka bands, and listening to old-time country music.

It brought him pure joy to watch his family engage in agriculture and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Left to treasure his memory is his loving wife of 56 years Sheila Rohlk; children: Kyle (Mary) Rohlk of Arthur, Iowa, Randy (Staci) Rohlk of Ida Grove, Iowa, and Jennifer (Mike) Glawe of Ida Grove, Iowa; grandchildren: Brenda (Nick), Brent (Kayla), Barbara (Lance), Emily, Jordan, Erin, and Autumn; great grandchildren: Dodge, Kynleigh, Cole, Jaxson, and Addyson; brother-in-law, Tom Pope of Sioux City, Iowa; sister-in-law Mary Rohlk of Ida Grove, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

Delbert was preceded in death by his parents Hans and Rhoda Rohlk; five sisters, Esther (John) Ehlers; Erma (Octavus) Grill; Florence Rohlk; Francis Pope; Dorothy (Wesley) Volkert; two brothers Wilbur (Marian) Rohlk; Wesley Rohlk; two nephews, Bill Ehlers and Howard Ehlers; and great grandson, Lathen Lawrence Rohlk.

He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.


10:30 AM, Thursday,
July 02, 2015

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Pastor Shari O'Bannon


Kyle Rohlk
Randy Rohlk
Mike Glawe
Brent Rohlk
Jordan Rohlk
Dennis Sykes


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday,
July 01, 2015

Christensen - Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


Jodie Hudson

"Amazing Grace"
"The Lord's Prayer"


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 2:41 PM
“So sorry to hear of Delberts passing, thinking of you all. ”
- Lon Schluter Family
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8:02 AM
“Sheila, Kyle, Randy, Jennifer and family: Sorry to hear about losing Delbert. Our thoughts are with you.
Mike & Karen Palm”
- Mike Palm
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