OBITUARY

Herman L. Dellinger

November 17, 1934May 27, 2021
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HERMAN L. DELLINGER November 17, 1934 – May 27, 2021 Mr. Herman L. Dellinger, 86 of Conover, passed away Thursday, May 27th 2021, at his home. Herman was born November 17th 1934 to the late Kirby and Minnie Drum Dellinger. He was one of nine siblings. At the age of 17 he joined the US Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving aboard the battle decorated LST-516, later named the USS Calaveras County. In 1959 he married his soulmate and one true love, Ora Lee Scronce. In their 61 years of marriage they worked together to create a life to be proud of. They were blessed with two daughters, Anita and Karen, as well as two grandchildren, Collin and Caroline. Herman considered his family, especially his grandchildren, the greatest joys of his life and the thing he was most proud of. Herman possessed a strong work ethic and worked tirelessly to provide a quality life for his family. He valued the opportunity of a college education for his daughters and ensured they received it. He retired from Carolina Mills, Plant 3 in 1998 after nearly 40 years of service. Herman filled his spare time being a master wood worker, designing and building custom furniture, crafts, and toys for family and friends. Many of his projects won award at local and state fairs. He was also an avid vegetable gardener who loved sharing vegetables, especially tomatoes, with family and friends. Herman was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Claremont. He was an honest and fair man that lived his life by the golden rule and was always willing to help if possible. He was a proud husband, father, and grandfather that will be deeply missed by family and friends alike. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Betty Helms, Margaret Lambert, Rzula Bolick, and Rosetta Isenhour, as well as one brother Monroe Dellinger. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Ora Lee Dellinger, daughters, Anita Anderson and husband Jonathan, Karen Leadbitter and husband William, grandchildren, Collin Chase Anderson and Caroline Grace Leadbitter, two sisters, Lucille Keisler and Loretta Payseur, one brother Harold Dellinger, numerous family members, and two special friends, Jim Smith and Ken Isenhour. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Catawba Funeral Home from 6 PM – 8:30 PM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 2 PM at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Claremont with Pastor David Hefner officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorialpark.com. The Dellinger Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.

  • FAMILY

  • Ora Lee Dellinger, Wife
  • Anita Anderson (Jonathan), Daughter
  • Karen Leadbitter (William), Daughter
  • Collin Chase Anderson, Grandson
  • Carolin Grace Leadbitter, Grandaughter
  • Lucille Keisler, Sister
  • Loretta Payseur, Sister
  • Harold Dellinger, Brother
  • Jim Smith, Special Friend
  • Ken Isenhour, Special Friend
  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Bentley
  • Caleb Korn
  • Michael Isenhour
  • Jerry Isenhour
  • Ronald Isenhour
  • Donald Isenhour

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 3, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life Service

    Friday, June 4, 2021

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Herman L. Dellinger

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Eileen Thomas

June 2, 2021

My Dearest Dellinger Family,
There are no words that I can write to get you through these hard times...But know, that as I watched him at the birthday parties etc. , the love he had for his family was one like no other! He absolutely adored not only his amazing Daughters Anita and Kate, but also Collin and Caroline. Miss. Dellinger, (Ora) I know your heart is broken and I’m so very sorry for your loss!he loved all of you with everything in his being. If there is ANYTHING I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Love and prayers to you and all of your extended family.

Eileen Thomas (Anita’s friend)

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