May 14, 2013


Delores Lidbeck, 82, of Bird Island, Minn., died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at her home.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 7, all at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Bird Island. The Rev. George Schmit will officiate at the funeral. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery at Bird Island at a later date.

Delores Theresa Lidbeck was born July 23, 1930, at Manning, Iowa, to William and Theresa (Fuchs) Wanninger. She grew up at Manning, and after high school she traveled to Bird Island to visit with cousins. It was at Bird Island that she met Roy Lidbeck, whom she married on Nov. 28, 1949. Roy and Delores were parents of three sons and made their home in Bird Island.

Delores was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the CCW. Delores did day care for 40 years and was affectionately known as "Grandma" to many children. Roy even helped Delores with the day care after his retirement. Delores was a meticulous housekeeper, was a great cook, and enjoyed making cookies and tending her vegetable garden.

Delores is survived by two sons: Larry (and Sharon) Lidbeck of Bird Island and Al (and Lori) Lidbeck of Bird Island; four grandchildren: Emily (and Rafael) Harrington, Scott (and Kristin) Lidbeck, James Lidbeck (and special friend Veronica), and Bridget (and Peter) Nez; seven great-grandchildren; two

sisters: Sally (and Harry) Reiman of Carroll, Iowa, and Pauline (and Duane) Irlmeier of Templeton, Iowa; brother Billy (and Lou) Wanninger of Manning, Iowa; brother-in-law Merlin Zubrod of Templeton, Iowa; and half-siblings Patricia, Lois, Mark and Theresa Jane.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother Theresa Wanninger, her husband Roy Lidbeck, a son Dale Lidbeck, and a sister Marilyn Zubrod.