Delmer Ray Senner
Delmer Ray Senner went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at the age of 88.
Delmer was born on the farm near Richey, Mont. on May 19, 1929, to Erhart and Lena (Albrecht) Senner. After graduating from Richey High School in 1947, Delmer married the love of his life, Helen Faye Crockett on September 24, 1949. They started to build their life together while Delmer started his lifelong passion of farming. Delmer and Faye were the proud parents of three beautiful children: Teddy (Bear) Whitmer of Bloomfield, Marty (Betty) Senner of Richey, and Paula (Ken) Marks of White Sulpher Springs.
Through the ups and downs of being a farmer, Delmer always found a way to put God and his family first. He loved being surrounded by all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, teaching them how to play “Pounce.” Throughout his life, music was very important to Delmer. His presence was always known in church when you heard his beautiful voice fill the air. As part of the men’s quartet at Bethlehem Mennonite Church, “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and “He touched Me” were two of his favorite hymns. He served as the chairman of the Bethlehem Mennonite Church Board and also volunteered for many Mennonite Disaster Service projects. Delmer also served on the elevator board for many years. Photography was always a passion of his, documenting the beauty of God’s handiwork in the landscape and the people around him. When the time came for Delmer to slow down on the farm, he and Faye enjoyed traveling to Florida and Arizona, stopping along the way to take in all the beautiful sights. To everyone who crossed paths with Delmer, he will be remembered as a gentle giant who always tried to pattern his life after the One who gave it. His humility and kindness touched so many.
Delmer was welcomed into Heaven’s gates by his father (Erhart) and mother (Lena); and his sister, Sally Frisinger.
Delmer will be greatly missed by his wife, Faye, his grandchildren, Diane (Rob) Kraft and their son Lane; James (Stacy) Whitmer and their boys Mason and Alex; Chandi (Joel) Robberstad and their children Corbyn, Aiden, Kaelan, and Gracie; Jennifer (Tom) Fatzinger and their kids Ian, Halle, and Isabelle; Courtney (Tren) Schriver and their daughter Addison; Charles (Kari) Marks and their kids Kellen and Claire; and Darren Marks.
A memorial service will be held in Delmer’s honor at the Bethlehem Mennonite Church on Thursday, January 4, 2018.
Memorials are suggested to the Eastern Montana Bible Camp.