Delma Harlene Teel, 90, of Maywood passed away October 21, 2016 at Brookstone Village in Omaha.
Delma Harlene Hoschouer was born on August 23, 1926, in Maywood, Nebraska to Del and Leila Barton Hoschouer. She and her family were raised in Maywood and she graduated from Maywood high School in 1942. She then worked in McCook and married Oral (Bud) Teel on December 19, 1944, in Oberlin, Kansas.
In March of 1945, Bud was inducted into the Army and Delma stayed at home with her parents and gave birth to their first son, Dewey. Upon discharge from the Army in August, 1946, Bud and Delma made their home on a farm south of Maywood. During this time, their daughter Janice and sons Tim, Paul, and Bruce, were born. They worked hard together and enjoyed the farm until March 1, 1973 when Bud passed away. Charolais cattle and registered quarter horses were a big part of the every-day life on the Teel farm.
Delma then worked at various jobs in McCook and North Platte. On October 23, 1983, she married Orval (Bud) Snyder and moved to a farm north of McCook. Here she was quickly and lovingly accepted into his family. They enjoyed many years together attending children, grandchildren, and great grand children gatherings and activities. They enjoyed traveling and made many new friends on these trips. Bud passed away in April, 2000.
She then moved back to her family farm where she lived until April, 2014. During this time she became friends with long time neighbor, Dyle Fritsche. As neighbors, they enjoyed each others company, took care of each other, and particularly enjoyed going to each others family activities and stock car races.
April of 2014 found her leaving the farm and moving to Highland Park in McCook. More new friends were added to her already long list. She continued to enjoy following the events of great grandchildren as much as possible.
Delma was a very kind, caring, and loving person not only to all of her family, but to a wide circle of others who she touched over her 90 years. She made many quilts for children and grandchildren. She especially loved all of her family and enjoyed attending as many of their activities as posible. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, playing cards and games and just visiting. She was baptized into the Christian Church and was a member all of her life. She shared her faith and love and trust in the Lord with family and friends.
She is survived by her five children, Dewey (Carla) Teel, Neligh, Ne; Janice Burton, Omaha, Ne; Tim (Cheryl ) Teel, McCook, Ne; Paul (Tami) Teel, McCook, Ne; Bruce (Lynn) Teel, Fort Worth, Texas; stepson Lee (Linda) Snyder, McCook, Ne; and stepdaughter Lana (Tom) Lashley, McCook, Ne; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, four step grandchildren, and 13 step great grandchildren, sisters in-law, Mary Teel, Zillah, Washington and Marian Hoschouer, Ames, Iowa, many nieces and nephews and many long-time friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and brothers Lyle and Kenneth; sisters Ethyl Christensen, Sylvia Rucker, and Minnie Huff and special friend, Dyle Fritsche.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons; Justin and Josh Teel, Robin Burton, Brett Teel, and Dalton, Levi, Brandon, and Cody Teel. Music will be provided by Jan Deatrich and Gene Wegener.
Visitation will be Monday from 4 - 8 pm at the Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis.
Services will be held at 10:30 am at the First Christian Church in Maywood on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Pastor Dale Heimer will officiate and burial will follow at the Maywood City Cemetery. Lunch will follow at the Maywood Community Hall.
Memorials may be designated to the Maywood Christian Church or the Maywood Community Hall.