OBITUARY

Delores M. Zelt

July 13, 1939January 2, 2021

Delores M. Zelt, 81, a resident of Fort Wayne for 47 years, born in Clinton, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Being a military wife to her beloved husband Ray, she lived in several states and overseas through the years. She retired from Fort Wayne Community Schools as a teacher's assistant in 2001. Delores was an active member at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church for many years where she served 20 years on the Altar Guild. Delores loved volunteering for Nimble Needles (making quilts for the needy) and being a coordinator for email prayer chain at church. As an avid IU Basketball fan, she rarely missed watching a game. Delores's health (47years of Crohn's disease) dictated much of the way she lived her life, but she persevered. Surviving are her children, Karen (Dan) Patterson, Sandra (Samih) Abouhalkah, and Bruce (Christine) Zelt; grandchildren, Nabeal Abouhalkah, Serena (Mike) Moser, Eric (Melissa) Patterson, Nathan (Maria) Abouhalkah, Morgan Zelt, and Olivia Zelt; great-granddaughters, Aspen and Ausli Moser and Ellie Patterson; niece, Michelle (Ray) Yoder and family and Kim Hensley and family; sister-in-law, Mildred Hensley; brother-in-law, Larry (Pam) Nevers, and by many loving nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her husband of over 44 years, Raymond M. Zelt; parents, Harold and Luella Hensley and parent-in-laws, Walter and Hilda Zelt; siblings, Harold Hensley; in-laws, Vera (Harold) Bleke, Doris (Richard) Twigg, Edith Nevers, and Marvin and Sammie Zelt, Margie Heath; and nephew, Bret Hensley. Funeral service will be 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive, Fort Wayne with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Masks are required. Officiating will be Pastor David Easterday. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorial may be made to Visiting Nurse. For online donations to Visiting Nurse, please visit https://www.vnfw.org/. Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, Fort Wayne are in charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 7, 2021

  • Final Resting Place: Covington Memorial Gardens

    Thursday, January 7, 2021

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Delores M. Zelt

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Jim-Barb Lambert

January 7, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers, sympathies and condolences to the Zelt family and friends. May she Rest in Peace and God Bless.
Jim Lambert (retired Elmhurst teacher and coach)

Michael Swanson

January 7, 2021

Bruce and all Zelt family, my thoughts/prayers are in my heart for you and all that was touched by her. Keep those memories, pictures and stories in your heart, mind and voice. My God lay a comforting wave over you all during this time and beyond. Love, Michael and Karen.

Theresa Hammond

January 5, 2021

When a loved one passes, there are very few words of comfort. My Condolences are being sent to the family and especially to her nephew Mark and family and to her grandson who married a wonderful woman, Maria. It seems we are all connected in one way or another. Peace as you know she is whole and with her Father in Heaven.

Jim & Cindy Gerke

January 5, 2021

You have our sincere sympathy at the loss of Delores. She was an amazing, wonderful woman! Always encouraging others, even with her health problems. She lived her faith! Prayers as you go through these difficult days. She will be missed, but now is at peace with our Lord in heaven!🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤

Brent & Peggy Roth

January 4, 2021

Remembering all the good times shared by our families and serving together at Mt Calvary for many years! Prayers for your family. ❤

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY