Delcia D. Itzen

September 22, 1938September 3, 2019

Delcia DeVee (Otten) Itzen, age 80 years, 11 months, 12 days, died Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 3:55pm, at Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron, Nebraska. She was born September 22, 1938 in Steele City, Nebraska to Otto Claus Otten and Clara Doris Krug. Her father was a day laborer and mother was a housewife. On May 5, 1957 she married Henry James Itzen in Geneva, Nebraska. Henry was born July 4, 1930 and passed away March 24, 1992. She attended Geneva High School in Geneva, Nebraska and preformed in the marching band playing clarinet. She also attended Chapel Hill, North Carolina correspondence course obtaining her Certified Dental Assistant Degree in 1964. She was a prior member of Grace Lutheran Church, American Legion Auxiliary #3, VFW #131, Moose Lodge #175, Women of the Moose, Legion of the Moose Lewis & Clark #222 and held the position of Deputy Grand Marshall obtaining the black Gown and red stole she is wearing, Co-Owner of Itzen Construction Company former in Lincoln, Nebraska; Home Builders Association of Lincoln Auxiliary; President of Certified Dental Assistants Association in 1971 & 1975 being presented the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award both years; Brownie Leader and Girl Scout Leader; Listed in Who’s Who in Nebraska 1977 Edition; ending with working for hospice that supported her and family during Henry’s battle with cancer, till she began having health problems. She would later quietly pass away at Blue Valley Nursing Home in Hebron, Nebraska of natural causes. She designed the home they would build and live in out in the country south of Walton, Nebraska. She enjoyed sitting on the porch with her husband watching wildlife go by. They would go to the Pantry Restaurant where several retired couples would meet for coffee and her daughter Debra would present her 1st child James to the group of friends just 6 weeks after Henry's death. She continued to be active in Moose Lodge even after Henry's death. Preceded in death by husband, Henry Itzen; parents, Otto and Clara Otten; many brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles and cousins. Survived by daughter, Debra Dawn (Itzen) Nelson-Rezac and her husband, Simon Gene Rezac Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska; grandsons, James Dale Nelson and Michael Dale Nelson of Lincoln, Nebraska; granddaughter, Danielle Marie Nelson of Denver, Colorado; sister, Blanche Rachow of Hebron, Nebraska; nephew, Kurt and his wife, Kathryn Rachow of Phillipsburg, Kansas; niece, Kathleen Rachow of Hebron, Nebraska. Memorials to the family in lieu of flowers to be distributed to her local Moose Lodge charities. Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 2-4pm at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street, Lincoln. Graveside Service Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12pm at Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th Street, Lincoln (please meet at Gate 2 for the procession).

When Tomorrow Starts for me When tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand. That and angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand; The angel said my place was ready, In Heaven far above. And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But when I walked through Heaven’s Gate’s I felt so much at home, for God looked down, smiled at me, and told me “Welcome Home.” So when tomorrow starts without me. Don’t think we’re far apart, for every time you think of me, I’m right there in your heart.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, September 9, 2019


Delcia D. Itzen

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LaVonne Brainerd

September 8, 2019

Deb this reminds me growing up how much our families were part of all of our lives. I think about 4th of July we got to watch our parents act like little kids. Know my thoughts and prayers are out to you and your family. 🙏🙏

Helen Martin

September 6, 2019

What a great lady! Always ready to give to others. Loved her daughter and grandkids. She always told you what she thought! Run free and be happy Delcia!❤️