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Adalbert 'Del' Mayer Sept. 5, 1913 - May 29, 2009

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CLARA CITY -- Adalbert L. "Del" Mayer, 95 of Clara City and formerly of Willmar, died Friday at the Clara City Care Center.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Clara City. Burial will be at Bethany Reformed Cemetery in Clara City.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church and one hour prior to the service Wednesday. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Clara City.

He was born Sept. 5, 1913, in New Prague to Albert and Carolina (Dahlke) Mayer. He attended a German elementary school in New Prague and graduated from New Prague High School in 1931.

He worked for farmers in the area until 1936, when he became the manager of the New Prague Co-op. On July 10, 1941, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served until Oct. 18, 1945. He served his country in the 7th Infantry in the Pacific Campaign during World War II and earned six Bronze Stars. After the war he moved to Willmar where he operated a café in the old downtown area. He then worked for a motor repair shop in Willmar until he retired.

On Oct. 27, 1977, he married Johanna Fuls in Willmar. They lived in Willmar until Johanna became ill, and he moved to Prairie Park in Clara City to remain close to her. He eventually moved to the Clara City Care Center where he lived until his death.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Clara City and a member of American Legion Post 167.

He is survived by his sisters-in-law: Adela Fuls and Frieda Mayer; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife and four siblings.

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