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Delores "Jean" Selje

Obituary for Delores "Jean" Selje

March 18, 1931 - March 27, 2016
Columbus, Wisconsin | Age 85


Delores "Jean" Selje, 85 years old, of Columbus, township of Hampden, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at her home.

A funeral service for Jean will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Spring Prairie Lutheran Church in Keyeser, with Rev. Sylvia Lee-Thompson officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 1st from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Spring Prairie Lutheran Church in Keyeser, and also on Saturday, April 2nd from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 service. Burial will take place at Spring Prairie Cemetery in Keyeser.

Delores was born on March 18, 1931 to Edwin and Violet (Williamson) Homburg in Cottage Grove, WI. She was united in marriage to Vernon L. "Red" Selje on April 3, 1949 at Hope Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove. Together with her husband they were lifelong farmers in the township of Hampden. She was also employed by Columbus Products and Wisconsin Cheeseman.

Jean was a member of Spring Prairie Lutheran Church in Keyeser, WI, where she was also a member of the Ladies Aid. She was an avid gardener and also crocheted many items for her family. Delores loved her family deeply and was extremely proud of them.

Jean is survived by: her children- Robert (Renee) Selje of El Paso, TX, Julie (Richard) Hallett of Janesville, Gerald (Louise) Selje of Madison, Dorothy (Bob) Frandy of Brooklyn, WI, Kristine (Darryl) Berndt of Columbus, Tina (Daniel) Farwell of Waterloo, and Olin "Rusty" (Kelli) Selje of Columbus; her brother Phillip Homburg of Johnson Creek; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Delores is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vernon in 1992, her son Laverne, 3 sisters Clarice, Lois, & Louise; and 3 brothers Winfred, Marvin & Ralph.

Memorials may be directed to Spring Prairie Lutheran Church in Keyeser or Heartland Hospice.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Heartland Hospice.

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