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2000 47th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
Phone: 970-353-1212
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Delmer Dever

Delmer Dee "Hay Shaker" Dever

Saturday, March 31st, 1934 - Saturday, February 1st, 2020
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Delmer Dee Dever
March 31, 1934 ~ February 1, 2020
Delmer Dee Dever, 85, of Platteville, CO, passed away on February 1, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society, Bonell Community, Greeley, while surrounded by family.
He was born March 31, 1934, in Trenton NE, to Ernest and Winnie (Gordon) Dever. Delmer’s family were farmers and moved to the area in 1951. He went to school in Kirk, CO, played on the high school basketball team and worked in Fort Morgan when he was young.
Delmer married Nadine (Brown) in Greeley on February 19, 1954. They were married for almost 66 years. Nadine considered Delmer not only her husband, but also her best friend, and she was also his. They lived together in Platteville since 1954, where Delmer never met a stranger and was friends with everyone.
Delmer was self-employed in the agriculture community working custom hay stacking for 37 years. He worked for the Great Western Sugar Company at the Service Center in Platteville. Delmer would do mechanical work on lawn mowers, tractors, and even helped his good friend Wayne repair and “fine tune” his dirt sprint race car.
Delmer enjoyed restoring antique John Deere tractors and was a life-time member of the Old Iron Tractor Club, in Commerce City, CO. For 15 years, Delmer would make sure the Christmas tree by Hwy 85, coming into Platteville, was bright with Christmas lights and would even pull Santa along the Christmas parade route with one of his John Deere Tractors. He would often parade his tractors during Harvest Days in Platteville.
Delmer enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were his pride and joy. And Delmer was a prankster too, playing fire cracker pranks on family and friends. Delmer was a 4-H leader, teaching small engines. And he loved annual family reunions where family could reconnect.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Eldon and Lawrence Dever and one sister Elsie Dawirs. He is survived by his wife Nadine of almost 66 years; sons, Darrel (Jill) Dever of Fort Lupton, Ron (Merylnn) Dever of Greeley, brothers Kenneth (Phyllis) Dever of Evans, Keith (Claudia) Dever of Loveland, and one sister Dorothy Thorson of Brighton. Five grandchildren; Darren (Lauren) Dever of Keenesburg, Benjamin (Melissa) Dever of Sterling, Ryan (Lori) Dever of Wellington, Jennifer (John) Jones of Greeley, Elizabeth Dever of Johnstown. Eight great grandchildren; Dawson, Olivia, Linley, Ashlyn, AJ, Jordyn, Jasmyn and Otis.
Memorial contributions can be made to the United Methodist Church, Platteville, Colorado.
Visitation Service: Thursday, February 6th 11:00am Adamson Life Celebration Home, Greeley. Life Celebration Service: Friday, February 7, 11:00amat United Methodist Church, Platteville, with interment to follow at Mizpah Cemetery, with reception to follow at Double Tree Restaurant.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Adamson Celebration Center
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
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  • Service

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 11:00am
    First United Methodist Church of Platteville
    316 Elizabeth Avenue
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    Pastor Phil Vogels
  • Interment

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 12:15pm
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 12:15pm
    Mizpah Cemetery
    WCR 32
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Colleen Dever

Posted at 08:30pm
Loved to be around Uncle Delmer ... such a down-to-earth guy. Special when he would share his love of his John Deere tractors. Uncle Delmer reminded us, especially Colleen, of her Uncle Ray .... both farmers that once worked with the sugar beet industry. God gave Uncle Delmer & Aunt Nadine almost (66) years of marriage .... a testimony to others 💞.
Rest now in peace, Uncle Delmer 💙

Keith, Claudia, Randy Dever and Sherry, Dale Richt

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"Delmer Dever" will remain in our hearts forever.
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Maria Puchalski

Posted at 11:17am
We would like to send our sincere sympathy and condolences to the whole Dever family. We met Delmer 36 years ago when we moved to Colorado to start a teaching job in Ft. Lupton. He was kind enough to rent us his home for 1 year in Platteville to my family. He was so kind and helpful. He helped my husband unload our rental truck while I started my first day of teaching at Twombly school. In reading his tribute, I also discovered that I was also a preschool teacher to 2 of his great grandchildren at St. Mary's Catholic school. They are all a lovely family and I will pray for all of you and Delmer. May he rest in peace.

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