Neil Delka

 

September 10, 2020

Neil Eugene Delka was born in Lebanon, Kan., Jan. 8, 1936. He died Aug. 29, 2020, at his home in Roanoke, Texas surrounded by family.

Neil was the oldest of 11 children born to Harold and Olive (Smith) Delka. He grew up in the Bostwick area. He attended country school and Superior High School.

In the fall of 1957, he met Audyne (Doyle) Delka, at a dance at Guide Rock. They married on March 2, 1958, at the United Methodist Church in Hardy.

Neil worked in road construction most of his life. Work took him to New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas and finally to Texas where he settled down to raise his family. In August of 1981, he started Delka Construction working with his sons until he left to care for his wife.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years; his parents; his brothers, Bill and Don Delka; and sisters-in-law, Diane and Myrtie Delka, sister-in-law Barbara and husband, Ken Gadberry; brother-in-law, Joe Doyle, and his wife, Phyllis.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters, Alice Delka, Ted Delka , Frank Delka and wife, Connie, Raymond Delka and wife, Lee, Arlene Delka, Dale Delka, Elaine Delka, Betty (Delka) Ehlers and husband, Dale, Doris (Delka) Epke, Joe Delka and wife, Joann; brothers-in-law, James Doyle and wife, Miriam, Larry Doyle and wife, Pnut; his children, Curtis Delka and wife, Julie, of Friendswood, Texas, Eddie Delka and wife, Tina, of Sanger, Texas, Kathy (Delka) Brakovec and her husband, Dan, of Denton, Texas, Dennis Delka of Roanoke, Texas; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren who brought great joy to his life; numerous nieces, nephews and many more family and a host of friends.


Family was the most important thing to Neil whether it was having coffee with his siblings or just talking on the phone with them, he always enjoyed those times.

A graveside service was held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 5, from the Bostwick Cemetery near Bostwick, with Pastor Matt Ehlers officiating.

Recorded music was “In the Garden,” “Wings of a Dove” and “Sweetheart in Heaven.”

Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4.

Interment was in the Bostwick Cemetery.

Memorials to go to in care of the family.

Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial, Superior, Neb. 68978 or in care of http://www.pricefuneralhomes.com.

Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior was in charge of the arrangements.

 

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