Delmar L. Harris (72) of Oblong

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Published on November 18 2013 7:36 pm

 
Delmar L. Harris, 72, of Oblong, IL, died Saturday November 16, 2013 at his home in Oblong, IL. 
 
Delmar was born May 9, 1941 in Licking Township, Crawford County, Illinois. He was the son 
of Denzle and Myrtle (Bonham) Harris. On December 22, 1962, he married LaDonna Darnold 
and she survives. Delmar worked at Briggs Manufacturing and retired after thirty years of 
service. When he retired, Delmar was working in the warehouse. He was a lifelong farmer with 
his wife La Donna and he retired from farming in 1999. After retiring, he continued to enjoy 
farming by helping his son-in-law Dan Weck in the spring and fall. Delmar was a loving and 
supportive husband and father. He enjoyed following Lucy in all of her endeavors from the 
time she started school as a child through the present day. He also enjoyed going on short road 
trips to festivals and antique tractor pulls with family. Delmar was an avid Minneapolis Moline 
collector. He and Lucy traveled as a father-daughter team, participating in antique tractor pulls. 
Delmar was a member of the Oblong Antique Tractor and Engine Club, in which he helped to 
organize the pull at the annual show. He was also a member of the Southeastern Illinois Tractor 
Pulling Association in Casey, IL; and a member of the Oblong Class of 1959. Delmar followed 
NASCAR routing for Dale Jr. He and Lucy have attended several races with friends. Delmar and 
La Donna have been avid sports fans attending most local games, especially softball. 
 
Delmar is survived by his wife LaDonna Harris, Oblong, IL; daughter and son-in-law Lucretia 
(Lucy) and Dan Weck, Annapolis, IL; brother -in-law and sister-in-law Charles and Shirley 
Darnold; special friends David Larkin and family, Walnut, IL; a niece; nephew; several cousins 
and many friends.
 
Delmar is preceded in death by his parents and his grandmothers Vona Harris and Clara 
Bonham.
 
Celebration of Delmar’s life will be Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Pulliam 
Funeral Home , Oblong, IL, with Bro. Ronnie Crawford officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday 
November 19, 2013 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the funeral home in Oblong, IL. Burial will be in the 
Bellair Cemetery, Bellair, IL. An expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to 
the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation with envelopes at or may be mailed to the Pulliam 
Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL. 62449. Condolences and memories to the family at 
oblongfuneralhome.com