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Delfina Maria "Del Marie" Hemmersbach


Delfina Maria "Del Marie" Hemmersbach

Delfina Maria "Del Marie" Hemmersbach, age 87, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2022. She was surrounded by her loving family. She had unending faith that she was going to be with the Lord, and that brings great comfort to all who love her.

She was born to Herman and Margaret (Mlsna) Brueggen on May, 2, 1935 and was one of 12 children. She attended Pine Hollow grade school, near Cashton. She was raised in a very musical family and although did not play an instrument herself, she enjoyed many evenings of dancing.

She met her husband Arnold at a Dance in Cashton. Arnold and Del Marie were married on February 27, 1957, at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on St. Mary's Ridge. They farmed in Pine Hollow for a few years and then moved to a beautiful farm on St Mary's Ridge. They worked together on the farm until moving to Cashton in 1993. Del Marie enjoyed large gardens, canning, raising chickens, mowing her lawn, baking, singing in the church choir and in her most recent years, playing dominos with her friends at Morrow Home. After her years on the farm, she worked at Norseland Nursing Home in Westby, as a housekeeper. She touched the lives of so many during her time at Norseland. She was more than a housekeeper; she connected with the patients and families during some of the most difficult times of their lives.

Del Marie is survived by her children: Stanley (Lori) Hemmersbach of Westby, Donald (Barb Burnham) Hemmersbach, Dale (Sherri) Hemmersbach of Sparta and Jolene (Alex) Goodman of La Crosse; her 9 loving grandchildren: Amanda (Valente Brito) Hemmersbach, Danilyn Hemmersbach, Dane (Brandy) Hemmersbach, Brittany (Tim) Herricks, Joshua (Anna) Goodman, Jacob (Hannah Witt) Goodman, Lexi (John La Brec) Goodman, Miranda (Dillon) Erickson, Andrew Hemmersbach; 14 great grandchildren: Emma Solverson, Blake, Sydney, Levi, Lathan, Aspen, Paisley, Kaylee, Caleb Hemmersbach, Hagen Herricks, Grace, Delilah, Kenneth Goodman and Emberly Erickson. She is further survived by her sister, Florentine Geier of Cashton; her brother, Willard and wife, Mary Ann Brueggen of Sparta; sisters and brothers-in-law: Marie Brueggen, Betty Brueggen, Madonna Brueggen, Bonnie Hemmersbach, Kenneth Hemmersbach, Rosie Hemmersbach, Bob Dickman, Roger and Marian Hemmersbach.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Arnold in May of 1996; two dear daughters-in-law: Kaye and Linda; grandson, Adam Hemmersbach; her parents, Herman and Margaret Brueggen; sisters: Delores (George) Leis, Bernadine (Leonard) Klinkner, Angeline Dickman; brothers: Silverius (Betty), Charles (Theresa), Philip, Harry, Roger Brueggen and an infant brother, Paul; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernice (Norman) Brueggen, LaVern (Cecilia) Hemmersbach, Hank Geier, Chuck Hemmersbach, Rita Hemmersbach, Eugene Hemmersbach, Evelyn (John) Bulman, and Clarence (Lorraine) Schroeder.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on her grandson Adam's birthday, Friday, July 8, 2022, at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (St Mary's Ridge) Catholic Church, rural Cashton at 11 am. Burial will follow in the St Mary's Cemetery immediately following the service. Family and friends are invited for visitation Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the St Mary's Ridge Church from 4-7 PM, with a Rosary starting at 4:00 pm. Visitation will also be held on Friday, July 8th from 9 am until the time of services, at the church.

The family is forever grateful to the friends and staff at Morrow Home Community in Sparta and Gundersen Hospice for the loving care and support Del Marie received.

Torkelson Funeral Home of Cashton, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at


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