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Delmer O. Toltzman

Delmer O. Toltzman Delmer O. Toltzman


Delmer O. Toltzman, 94, of Abbotsford, a former Spencer area resident, died on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at Abbotsford Health Care, where he had resided for the past seven and a half years. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford with Pastor James Krueger officiating. Visitation was held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment took place at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Spencer.

Pallbearers were Jonathan and Christopher Knoll, Nicholas Dommer, Joshua Toltzman, Ryan Pilgrim and Jeff Diedrich.

Delmer was born on Nov. 17, 1925 at home in the town of Unity, Clark County. He was the son of the late Herman and Elsie (Rohloff) Toltzman. He attended Little Brooks Country School in the town of Unity and was a graduate of Spencer High School. His marriage took place on June 10, 1950 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer to Irene Mary Foth and she preceded him in death on March 5, 2013. Delmer farmed for 80 years on the home farm in the town of Unity starting when he was seven years old. He was the third generation of Toltzmans to farm there. He was a loving family man, and enjoyed the simple things in life. He really loved being on the farm and the animals. He served on the Farmers Co-op, Spencer board as secretary, was a past elder at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer, past trustee at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Spencer and served on the Spencer Fire Department as a young man. He also enjoyed spending time with family, friends and his grandchildren. Delmer was a member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford.

Delmer is survived by his children, Cheryl (Gene) Knoll of Medford, Carla (Don) Dommer, David (Jean) Toltzman and Duane and Dean Toltzman all of Spencer; grandchildren, Melissa (Ryan) Pilgrim, Jonathan (Molly) Knoll and Christopher (Amy) Knoll, all of Medford, Stacy (Jeff) Diedrich of Marathon, Nicholas (Kayann) Dommer of Abbotsford and Joshua and Sierra Toltzman of Spencer; great-grandchildren, Madisyn, Aliyah and Treyton Pilgrim and Hank and Vera Knoll, all of Medford, Carleigh and Vanessa Diedrich of Marathon, Lidia Toltzman of Spencer and Brady and Kinsley Kalepp of Abbotsford; and a brother, Ronald (Doris) Toltzman of Henderson, Nev.

In addition to his parents, Delmer was preceded in death by his brothers, Eldred and Raymond Toltzman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Delmer’s name may be made to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford or The Lutheran Hour Ministries.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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