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Delores Lidbeck July 23, 1930 - May 9, 2013

Delores Lidbeck July 23, 1930 - May 9, 2013

BIRD ISLAND - Delores Lidbeck, age 82, of Bird Island died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at her home. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Bird Island. Rev. George Schmit will officiate at the funeral. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Bird Island at a later date.

Delores Theresa Lidbeck was born July 23, 1930 at Manning, Iowa, to William and Theresa (Fuchs) Wanninger. She grew up at Manning and after high school she traveled to Bird Island, MN to visit with cousins. It was at Bird Island that she met Roy Lidbeck whom she married on November 28, 1949. Roy and Delores were the parents of three sons and made their home in Bird Island. Delores was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the CCW. Delores did daycare for 40 years and was affectionately known as “Grandma” to many children. Roy even helped Delores with the daycare after his retirement. Delores was a meticulous housekeeper, was a great cook, and enjoyed making cookies and tending her vegetable garden.

Delores is survived by her two sons: Larry (and Sharon) Lidbeck of Bird Island and Al (and Lori) Lidbeck of Bird Island; her four grandchildren: Emily (and Rafael) Harrington, Scott (and Kristin) Lidbeck, James Lidbeck (and special friend Veronica), and Bridget (and Peter) Nez; seven great-grandchildren; her two sisters: Sally (and Harry) Reiman of Carroll, IA, and Pauline (and Duane) Irlmeier of Templeton, IA; her brother Billy (and Lou) Wanninger of Manning, IA; her brother-in-law Merlin Zubrod of Templeton, IA; and her half-siblings Patricia, Lois, Mark, and Theresa Jane. Delores was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother Theresa Wanninger, her husband Roy Lidbeck, her son Dale Lidbeck, and her sister Marily Zubrod.

Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Bird Island, MN

(320) 523-1102