He is survived by his wife Leona of York; his 2 sons, David (Kristin) Apetz of Gretna, NE and Jerry (Dixie) Apetz of York; grandchildren, Cheri (Jeff) Rychly of Omaha, Wendy Apetz of Tyler, TX, Amy (Earl) Wright of Omaha and Adam Apetz of Hastings; great-grandchild Paige Wright of Omaha; step-grandchildren, Hannah and Chase Newcomer of Gretna and Jonathan Kieffer of Omaha; 2 brothers, Alvin (Luella) Apetz and Lee (Wanda) Apetz all of York; 2 sisters, Mildred Thratt of Texas and Darleen Senff of York; nieces & nephews and a host of friends. Delbert loved his grandchildren and enjoyed playing games with them. Delbert was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Marvin Senff.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 am at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York. Military graveside services will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery at York. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9-9 at Metz. Memorials may be directed to the church.