John ‘Junior’ Delkamp Jr.

John ‘Junior’ Delkamp Jr.

John J. “Junior” Delkamp, Jr., age 86, of Highland, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Bloomfield Nursing & Rehab.

Junior was born on October 17, 1927 in Highland Township to John and Margaret (Tomashaska) Delkamp, Sr. He married the former Ella Mae Bowery of Key West, FL on April 28, 1951. The couple farmed near Highland until retiring to Highland in 2004 where they were members of the First Presbyterian Church. Junior enjoyed farming, reading, winters in Florida and flying his Cessna.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Mae on November 1, 2013; his parents and a brother, Elmer and his wife Margaret.

Junior is survived by two sons, Belvie (Nazarena) Delkamp of Highland and Gary (Kathy) Aide of Fennimore; four grandchildren, Michelle Santos (Michael Ennis); Dillin and Jordan Aide and Adam Pergande; two brothers-in-law, Herman (Sidney) Bowery of Bentonville, AR and Bob (Dinah) Bowery of Sanford, FL as well as nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Highland. Pastor Ramona Orton will officiate with burial in the Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday after 10:00 A.M.