Delano worked as a construction painter in Minnesota and Illinois until he retired in 1994. He then moved to northern Iowa and in later years, to Missouri.
Delano married Joyce Legried in 1969. He enjoyed camping with the family and friends, fishing and visiting with the winter snowbirds in an RV campground in Texas during the winter months.
He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Frost, Minnesota.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce of 45 years; children; step-children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Blessed be the name of Delano.