Del served a three year LDS mission in Uruguay. Del married Donna Rae Anthony in the Salt Lake Temple, September 28, 1951. He served his country in the Army from 1951 - 1954 during the Korean War.
Del worked as a manufacturing engineer for Sperry Univac for 30 years. Owned and operated Del’s Drive-Inn in Rose Park.
Del served as a Bishop, on the High Council and in the Stake Young Men’s Presidency. After Del retired in 1987 he and Donna moved to St. George, Utah, where they made many friends at the McArthur Temple View RV Park. Del and Donna served as senior missionaries in the New York Rochester Mission and in the member locator mission. He enjoyed serving in the St. George Temple baptistery.
Del sang “Lead” with the Beehive Statesmen and Color Country Choruses and enjoyed singing with and the association of the Barbershopers.
Del loved his children and grandchildren, loved to go camping with the camping group, enjoyed playing church softball and basketball and cheering for BYU teams.
He is survived by: his wife, Donna Anthony Kresser; children: Lynn, Layne (Sandra), Dennis (Sharon), Margie (Lloyd) Steenblik, Kaylene (Paul) Johnson, and Gordon. His posterity includes 17 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; brother, Edward; sister, Velma; grandson, Joshua Kresser; and great-granddaughter, Audrey Kresser.
The family wishes to thank Doctors Warner, Mercado, Nimer, Nurses and Aids at Liberty Dialysis for all the loving care they provided over the years; and Darcy & Laurie from Hospice for their care at his passing.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:00 p.m., with a viewing prior to services from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at Larkin Mortuary, 300 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment will follow services in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.