Delia Marie Julius, age 90, of Mason City and formerly of Riceville, died Thursday, November 10, 2016, at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage with Pastor Mark Lavrenz of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Mason City officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery at Little Cedar. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage.
Delia was born June 18, 1926, in Little Cedar, the daughter of William and Velma (Paul) Stout. She attended school in Little Cedar, graduating from Little Cedar High School in 1943. She then attended college in Cedar Falls, and taught in country schools for four years. Delia was united in marriage to Lee Julius on December 23, 1945, and to this union was born two children, Ronnie and Kathy. They farmed from 1945 until 1959, and then moved into Riceville. Delia did secretarial work at the Little Cedar Creamery until it closed in 1976. She worked as a secretary at Riceville Insurance Agency for 13 years, until she retired. In 1997, Lee and Delia moved to Mason City where she was a faithful member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed sewing, going out to eat and going to dances with friends, and bowling. She thought the world of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of the greatest joys in her life was cooking for and being with her family.
Delia is survived by her son, Ron (Helena) Julius of Mason City; her daughter, Kathy Welch (friend, Bill) of McIntire; two grandchildren, Ryan (Heather) Welch of Northwood and Nate (April) Welch of Grimes;
great-grandchildren, Ethan Welch and Sydney Welch, the children of Ryan and Heather, and Finley Welch and Scarlett Welch, the children of Nate and April.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee Julius in 2014; brother, William Keith Stout.
Information available and condolences accepted at www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com.
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, (641)732-3706