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Marvin "Tug" L. DeLay

April 30, 1928 — October 9, 2020

Marvin LeRoy “Tug” DeLay, 92, Morrowville, died October 9, 2020 at his home. Visitation was held Thursday, October 15 from noon until 8 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. A funeral service was 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 16 at Ward Funeral Home. Pastor Dan Norwood officiated. Music played was "I Walk the Line," "Wind Beneath My Wings," "If Tomorrow Never Comes" and "He Raised Me Up." Pallbearers were Brandon DeLay, Brett DeLay, Charles Huber, Steve Talkington, Carson Talkington and Brad Crocker. Burial was in Morrowville Cemetery, Morrowville. Marvin was born on April 30, 1928 at Morrowville to Charles and Sarah (Moore) Delay. He was a graduate of Morrowville High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. On January 8, 1959, he was united in marriage to Edna Barbara Janete McGill Ovenston at Fairbury, NE. Marvin worked for Washington County driving a gravel truck and would help local farmers and others, with harvest, doing odd jobs or wherever he was needed. He loved sports, baseball, KC Royals, fishing, hunting and bowling. He attended the Methodist Church. Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Charles DeLay; infant sister, Helen DeLay; and brothers, Charles M. DeLay and Arlo DeLay. Survivors include wife, Edna; children, David (Connie) DeLay, Barbara (Brad Crocker) DeLay, Jennifer (Steve) Talkington, Patrick (Lynn) DeLay, all of Morrowville, Jonathan (Jamie Kosters) DeLay, Clay Center, NE; daughter-in-law, Della (Michael) Crutcher, Geneva, NE; brother, Harvey DeLay, Oregon; several grandchildren and great grandchildren A memorial fund is established and will be designated later by the family. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington. Link to Marvin "Tug" DeLay's Funeral Video To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marvin "Tug" L. DeLay, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

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Friday, October 16, 2020

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