It is with a heavy heart that we say good-bye to our friend, husband, dad, grandpa and brother. Delbert Wayne Stanton passed away on February 1, 2020 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 68. He was born to Glenn William and Jessie Marie (Shawver) Stanton on March 27th, 1951.
Delbert joined an older brother Irl and an older sister Linda. A while later a younger brother Doug was born. Delbert attended Four Corners Elementary school through his 6th grade year. When the Brusett to Jordan bus route started he finished off the rest of his education in Jordan and graduated from Garfield Highschool in 1969.
The summer of 1969 he took to the road as a truck driver where he was able to see the countryside. One of his favorite memories was traveling into Alaska where he worked for the BLM loading fire retardant supplies. He returned 4 months later with enough money in his pockets to buy 50 head of sheep. Throughout the following years he worked at the Conoco station and for Hunter Trucking.
On April 10, 1976 he married his wife, Lynn (Hains) and spent the remainder of his life in the Brusett area farming, raising cattle and sheep. Delbert and Lynn added 4 children to their marriage Jodi, Jeana, Hannah and Adam. Later on he worked for Jordan Electric with his father-in-law and had his own spraying business.
Delbert loved to spend time with his family and friends fishing, and hunting. Delbert was a friend to anyone that would stop and say Hi to him. As long as there was a cup of coffee brewing or a cinnamon roll you could count on him stopping in and visiting at some point in the day. He would leave in the morning and tell us that he would be home at noon or so and we would kid with him and ask if that was actual time or “or so time”( “or so time” could be anywhere from on time to 3 hours later). Everyone who knew Delbert knew they could ask him for help and he would be right there. It didn’t matter what it was. He adored little children and in return they loved him just as much. Over the years friends and family found that he was also a great fudge and cereal candy maker. All you had to do was ask him to make you a batch of fudge and he would gladly make it for you. Delbert never met a German Chocolate cake he didn’t like.
Delbert was a member of the Garfield County Fair Board, Fairview Hall Board, and active in the community.
Delbert is survived by his wife Lynn Stanton; 3 daughters, Jodi (Alan) Kreager of Wisconsin, Jeana Stanton of Jordan, Hannah (James) Van Heule of Wyoming, and a son Adam Stanton of Jordan. Siblings Linda Estes of Lewistown and Doug (Darla) Stanton of Jordan. Grand-daughters: Rylie Kreager, Ashlea Kreager, Abby Pierce, Emilie O’Rourke. Grand-sons: Eli Stanton and Daxton Van Heule. Sister-in-laws: Connie (Joe) Urick, Dale Ann (Tom) Billing, and Sherlie Hains. Brother-in-law: Hal (Roxanne) Hains. His best friend and brother from another mother Jack Murnion of Jordan; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Delbert was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Irl and his wife JoAnn and their infant daughter Patricia; a nephew Damon Mallo; his in-laws Dayle Hains and Shirley (Hellyer) Hains.
Any monetary donations will be used towards funeral costs.