Delmar Charles Bierlein

8 July, 19389 February, 2021

Delmar Charles Bierlein born July 8, 1938 in Saginaw, Michigan. Delmar went to his heavenly home on February 9, 2021.

He is proceeded in death by his Father and Mother, Herbert and Milda Bierlein. He is survived by his Wife of 62 years Donna Jean Bierlein, his Sister Dea Ann Fissette of Michigan, Son David C. Bierlein (Carol) and Daughter Sorsha (Mark). Five Grandchildren, Matthew Bierlein (Mindy), Jonathon Bierlein (Joyce), Autumn Bierlein, Hallie Mallard and Brittany Dutcher-Bierlein as well as twelve Great-Grandchildren, and numerous Nieces and Nephews.

He was raise on the family farm in Vassar, Michigan and also operated it until moving the family to Algar, Michigan where they owned Dave's restaurant for 10 years before moving to Florida in 1987. He worked for Shecker's Produce as a delivery driver until his retirement. Delmar was a member of the Lutheran Church. He was an avid bowler and played a mean game of pool. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching western movies and also listening to country western music especially the old hymns.

Flowers may be sent or donations made to Moffitt Cancer Centers in Delmar's honor.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, 27 February , 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, 27 February , 2021


Delmar Charles Bierlein

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Carol Bierlein

27 February 2021

I have many memories of Delmar. One favorite is he would always pick out the best pineapple for me when he worked at Shecklers.
I remember taking him and Donna to their first Nascar race. They had a blast.
Of course the smile and the way his eyes would light up when we brought him candy.

DeaAnn Fisette

23 February 2021

I will always miss my brother, but I’ll be right behind him and we’ll be together again.
Here are some of the things that happened when we were growing up.
Delmar was very little when we came to the Bierlein’s, so I made up my mind to look after him. Nobody ever was going to get away with picking on him, they had me to deal with.
He would start arguments about the best tractors or the best cars but he could never defend himself because he was dealing with big farm boys, So here I go again trying to protect him!
I was a tomboy and they didn’t scare me specially when it came to my little brother.
My dad knew how tough I was so he knew that I would be looking after him.
I sure am going to miss him but like I said I’ll be right behind him.
Then we both will be happy. I hope he doesn’t cause trouble up there! Miss Him!!

Loving sister, Dea Ann

Marie Vanover

21 February 2021

A fond memory of Pop was watching him make the fry cakes each morning at Dave’s Restaurant.

Toni Nelson

15 February 2021

I remember visiting and Delmar would say where’s my cookies. He loved eating cookies and drinking milk. You will be missed.

Sorsha *

14 February 2021

Memories of my dad.
You and mom adopted me and gave me a loving family and a great life. I learned to love animals and be a good person and to help others.
You could be bullhead and set in your ways. You were a picky eater, and didn't want to try anything "ethnic". One time I made fried rice and you loved it!
You hoarded cookies and candy.. When it came to food anything with sugar is what you loved. Sweets were always your comfort.
These are my fondest memories of you dad. I'll love you forever even though you're gone.

Joyce Smith

13 February 2021

Have lots of memories of grandpa over the last 8 years.Spent alot of time with both grandpa and grandma. Grandpa would always find a way when you walked into room and close to him to tease you. Brentley spent alot of time with both great grandparents grandma taught him how to work in garden while grandpa taught him who Walker Texas Ranger was that was their thing Walker and Scooby Doo on repeat poor grandma. We love you and will miss you grandpa.. Rest in Peace

Autumn Bierlein

13 February 2021

One time grandma was in the hospital....
We were taking turns checking on grandpa. At the time I was taking care of a litter of orphan puppies. I brought the puppies to grandpa’s house thinking he was for sure going to kill me. But to my surprise, I opened the box and watched grandpa‘s eyes light up! He sat there with me and helped me bottle feed and burp all the puppies. It’s definitely a memory that I will hold close forever.

Matthew Bierlein

13 February 2021

I always enjoyed the time I had with my grandpa. We did not always get a lot of time since we lived so far away, but every moment was precious. The last time that he came to Michigan was in 2014 and Grandpa and Grandma stayed with us for the week. It was such a gift to have that time. I am really happy that he was able to meet all three of our kids the last time we visited. I know he enjoyed it and the kids will always have that memory. He is going to be very missed.

Brittany Dutcher-Bierlein

13 February 2021

My grandpa was such a kind soul with a heart of gold! A very loved man! He loved my children the very first time he met them. He is very dearly missed!

David Bierlein

11 February 2021

The best memory i had with my Dad growing up is, he would always fine time to go outside and play ball with me.

His Loving Son David


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