THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Howard J. De Lorme Sr.
Issue Date: June 27, 2019
Howard J. De Lorme, Sr., passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Born April 6, 1931, to Henry and Eunice (Herson) De Lorme, he lived a simple and full life with a kind heart that touched many people, young and old. He had many sayings, including "When my feet hit the floor it is a good day" until his feet didn't hit the floor on June 4 but it was a good day, because he was at peace with no pain and reunited with his family and friends that he missed.
Being together over 50 years his wife asked "What do you want said about where you worked etc. and his reply was "Just say I lived, I died." One of his other sayings was, "Be happy with what you have".
He is survived by his wife, Iris (Gross) De Lorme; four children, Linda (Steve) Kranz of Milwaukee, Cheryl Sella of Menomonee Falls, Joan (Chris) Moroder of Mequon and Howard, Jr. (Peggy) De Lorme of Menominee; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Norbert La Canne; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Bill Ginn; a special friend, Treva Gottwein and his little girl that he was her "papa", Kate Britton.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine "Peto" LaCanne; a son-in-law, Ray Sella; an aunt, Bernice; an uncle, Al Tousiginant; a cousin, Shirly Hackstock and a special friend, Kenny Gottwein.
Visitation was held at Thielen Funeral Home on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. until time of speaking by John Nygren at noon, followed by a luncheon.