Delbert Ross Whittet
Delbert Ross Whittet
  • August 13, 1918 - May 8, 2017
  • Normal, Illinois

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Normal - Delbert R. Whittet, 98, of Normal, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.

Delbert was born August 13, 1918, in Beswell, IN; the son of Claude and Lea Langelier Whittet. He married Mary L. Harding on November 1, 1942, in St. Charles, MO. She preceded him in death on December 7, 1995.

Surviving is one child; Lawrence (Larry) A. Whittet of Granbury, Texas. Two children preceded him in death; Sherrilyn (Sherry) K. Henson & Gerald (Jerry) L. Whittet; nine grandchildren, Tami McGuire of Granbury, TX; Tim Henson of Normal; Yugonda Duffy of Vicksburg, MS; Michelle Tomasheski of McDermott, OH; Shane Whittet of Edina, MN; Jackie Hopper; Sissy Bevan; Lawrence Ross Whittet, all of Granbury, TX; and Daniel Chase Whittet of College Station, TX; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a grand-daughter, Katherine Whittet; two brothers, Eugene and Leslie Whittet.

Delbert was always known as "Grandpa Del" or "Delbert" to his family and friends. He was also known to his company as the Lowboy King. He would move all the companies heavy equipment to all the projects & gravel pits anytime and anywhere. He was also the Second Grade Sunday School Teacher and always got the "rowdies" to convert. He was also known as "Mr. Fix It" to his neighbors and family. He loved Illinois State University Athletics as part of the WSF and was a season ticket holder since 1982. His worth ethic and patience as well as being an excellent listener are the traits that he mentored to everyone that he met.

His Visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at East Lawn Memorial. His Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Grace Church, 1311 W Hovey, Normal, IL. Burial will follow the Funeral Service at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. There will be a Celebration of Life @ Lakeside CC following the burial services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Illinois State University Athletics. Online condolences may be shared with the family at