Deloris Humphrey was born February 27, 1915 in Fenton Township, Murray County, Minnesota to Bernard and Anna Fiedler Moritz. She grew up on the family farm near Iona and attended St. Columba Catholic School in Iona, Minnesota. On January 15, 1940, she and Roy Humphrey were married at St. Columba Church in Iona. Following their marriage they farmed near Iona in Fenton Township, Murray County and raised their children. In 1979, they retired from farming and moved into Iona. In 1991, they moved to Slayton. In 1997. they moved to the Maple View Estates Apartments in Fulda and later that year to the Maple Lawn Nursing Home. Deloris passed away there on Saturday, August 4, 2007, at the age of 92. She was a member of St. Ann’s Church in Slayton and formerly St. Columba Church at Iona where she was a charter member of the St. Columba Catholic Daughters. She was a member of the Neighborhood Extension Club, the Iona American Legion Auxiallary and was a past 4-H Leader. Her favorite pastimes included baking, cooking, playing cards, visiting with friends, family and especially her grandkids. She also enjoyed tending to her chickens when she lived on the farm.
Survivors include her four children and their spouses: Marlys and Ken Knuth, Slayton, MN; June and Lewis Vermillion, Albuquerque, NM; Sue and Orian Muecke, Plymouth, MN; and Ben and Sue Humphrey, Fulda, MN; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister Teresa Pacholl and her husband Merle, Walnut Grove, MN; two brothers: Fritz Moritz, Hastings, MN; and Dale Moritz and his friend, Maxine, New Roads, LA; and two sisters-in-law: Mary Hansen, Marshall, MN and Mary Jean Moritz, Iona, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant daughter and four brothers: Joe, Jim, Leo and Ray Moritz.
Funeral services were held at St. Ann’s Church Slayton, MN at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, with Fr. Patrick Arens officiating. The organist is Sharon Lais. The song leader is Joanne Halbur . The pallbearers are all grandchildren: Shannon Knuth-Widrick, Nathan Knuth, Ben Knuth, Nick Knuth, Matthew Keefe, Chris Keefe, Jill Muecke, Paul Muecke and Adam Humphrey. Interment at St. Columba Cemetery Iona, MN. Visitation will one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Totzke Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.