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Linda Delzer

October 19, 1947 — May 15, 2023

Linda (Beglau) Delzer, 75, died on May 15, 2023 in Bismarck.

A service livestream will be available at Trinity Lutheran Church's Facebook page:

Pastor Martha HarriSon will lead the church service at 1:00 P.M., Monday, May 22 Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 N. 4th St., Bismarck.

Burial Rites at Fairview Cemetery after fellowship at the church.

Visitation will be 2:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. with a prayer service starting at 6:00 P.M. Sunday, May 21st at Parkway Funeral Home, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck

Linda was born on October 19, 1947 in Jamestown, ND to Rebecca (Gums) and Herbert Beglau.  She was the youngest of five children.   The Beglau family moved to Fort Lincoln when she was young and then to Bismarck.  Linda graduated in 1965 from Bismarck High School.  She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree three years later.

Linda’s vocation of marriage and motherhood began when she met Dennis in junior high and continued to be high school sweethearts.  Their love grew strong and they married December 20, 1968 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bismarck. The Lord blessed this covenant bond with three children and 51 lifelong years of marriage instilling fidelity, honor, respect and love. Their partnership of permanence was the foundation of support for their children.  Linda has been a widow for almost three years and has greatly missed her life partner.

Linda’s faith was first and foremost in her life and created within her a devout woman of God witnessed by any who met her.  Baptized as an infant with Godparents Mr. & Mrs. Leo Lang at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Jamestown was the beginning of her formation but continuing with role models of prayer and worship through both Herb and Rae, her grandparents’ and her siblings’ leads.  She was confirmed at Trinity with the Gospel of St. John 3:16 chosen as her memorized scripture passage and developed a love for serving others as a Sunday School teacher, hosting Bible studies & Women’s Circles, volunteering in the church nursery, socials, funerals, and tithing accordingly.

Dennis and Linda were so proud to have been chosen to be Godparents to Dazhe (Delzer) Bitz and Nicole Turner.

Her calling of nursing employed her at Bismarck Hospital, MedCenter One, & Home Medical Resources serving the sick and suffering with tender care and compassion for 29 years and she also traveled to small rural communities throughout ND.  Bonds of sisterhood with fellow nurse classmates were kept strong throughout the years up to the present day.

While living in rural Bismarck, Linda enjoyed having a large vegetable garden, wonderful neighbors and open land for her children and family dogs to roam.  Moving into town transformed some ease of driving and she developed a love for flowers.  She was a wonderful homemaker as her house was always adorned inside and out with beautiful greenery, memorable settings of occasions, good smells of home-cooking, and a welcoming smile and hug.  Family trips to Lake Tschida, car shows, motorcycle rallies, re-unions, ski slopes, relative’s homes, doll shows, band gigs, figure skating competitions, hockey games, choir concerts, piano & dance recitals, volleyball matches, gymnastics meets, and theatre performances were on the top of her list of fun, first watching her children in action then her grandchildren years later. 

Linda’s sisters and brother meant the world to her from childhood to her entire life end.  She admired each one with their own special talents & gifts of love.  They were all especially close.  She was so thankful God placed four siblings to share her life.

One could always count on Linda’s exquisitely penned, beautifully hand-written letters and specifically chosen cards with inscribed Scripture passages arriving in the mail, enlisting wishes of wisdom with love pouring out from her heart.  Those living close treasured invitations to visit with coffee, laughs, dinners and intimate times of bonding.  Her relationships with cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors, and, especially her husband, children, and grandchildren, were held so dear to her. Linda had a childhood friend Karolyn who shared joys, trials, tears, laughter & most of all, a true-friend love, that many never have a gift so lovely to admire, that lasted almost 70 years.

Linda was the kind of mother and lady that went that extra mile, always making things better for another so they were pleased and content placing them first before herself as the image of Jesus Christ.  She never wanted the spotlight, yet her beautiful smile, soft spoken voice and well-kept appearance led others to immediately trust her warm soul.  Her humility, kindness, and generosity will be greatly missed.  She was God’s servant to the end. We love you and Dennis and will see you two again.

Preceding her in passing into Eternal Life without end are her parents; husband; Dennis Beglau, brother; Lillian Ruby Delzer, granddaughter; Reinhold & Ruby Delzer, father & mother-in-law; Dolores & Terry Sherman, sister & brother-in-law; James Walker & John Birkholz, brothers-in-law; Theresa Walker Worley, niece; Brad Birkholz, nephew; Kip & Kim Sherman, nephews; Wes Cloudt, step grandson.      

Knowing confidence of the Risen Christ are her children & their spouses, Kamala (Steven) Delzer Shafer, Jeb (Jennifer) Delzer, Charmaine Delzer; sisters Judith Walker, Janet Frohlich, & Diane Birkholz; brother & sister-in-law Jerome & Valerie Delzer; seven grandchildren, Alexandria, Alexander, Reese, Macie, Rhianna, Kaylin, & Kyler; four step-grandchildren & spouses, Randi Cloudt, Erin (Troy) Fulton, Derrick Shafer, Lance (Lisa) Shafer; one great grandchild Finnley; eleven step-great grandchildren Kaylee, Ashley, Wezley, Haley, Derrick, Karley, Kelsey, Charlotte, Walker, Jay, & Summer; two step-great great grandchildren Emmy & Avyn; friend Karolyn Morris.   

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, May 21, 2023

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

A prayer service will begin at 6:00 PM

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Funeral Service

Monday, May 22, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

502 N 4th St, Bismarck, ND 58501


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