BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Dan E. Delplane, 80, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 21, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville.
Born Sept. 28, 1923, in Sikeston, son of the late Rasheo and Ida Mitchem Delplane, he was a World War II veteran and member of Temple Baptist Church in Sikeston. He was employed by the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities for 45 years, where he was supervisor of water and sewer distribution.
On Dec. 27, 1945, in Sikeston, he married Ruth Huddleston who preceded him in death on July 28, 1999.
Survivors include: two sons, Lee Delplane of Blytheville and Donnie Delplane of Springfield, Tenn.; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
One brother and two sisters also preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.