Obituary Notices and Memorials


VAN DAM, Delmar
VAN DAM, Delmar Dean Born October 1, 1935 on a farm in Stickney, South Dakota. He met Jesus May 28, 2014 on a farm in Lancaster, California. Delmar moved to Lancaster and married his wife Gert in 1957. He was loved and will be missed dearly by his family-wife, Gert; children Dean (Sherri), Cheri (Steve), Gary, Craig (Marta), Nick (Janet) and Lisa (Skip); 15 grandchildren; 8 great-grand children, and an abundance of friends. Delmar and Gert attended Lancaster Baptist church. Delmar was known as an exceptional farmer, an avid hunter/fisherman, and a fun family man. He was a young 78 years old when he sadly lost his fight with Pancreatic Cancer. A private burial will be held for family. Delmar will be honored at a Celebration of Life (lunch) held at the Van Dam Pavilion at the AV Fairgrounds 2551 West Ave. H, Lancaster 93536 at 1 pm, Thursday, June 5, 2014 for all of those who loved him and thought him a friend. Attire is Farmer Casual as he would have wanted. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable gifts be made to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center supporting the pancreatic cancer research of Andrew Hendifar, MD and Richard Tuli, MD. You may make a gift online at: or call (323) 866-7734 . Checks may also be made payable to Cedars-Sinai. Please state in the memo 'In memory of Delmar Van Dam' and mail to: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Community Relations & Development, Attn: Rebecca Melville, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Suite 2416, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster

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