‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Beth's visitation.

Beth DeLano

Beth DeLano, 90, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2017 at the Hatton Prairie Village, where she had been a resident since August of 2015. She had previously lived in Northwood, ND. A memorial service will be held at the Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Beth was born April 15, 1926 in Iowa to Bernard and Louise (Hall) James. She graduated from Egeland High School in 1943 and worked for Douglas Aircraft in California. At the end of WWII, she attended UND where she met and married Dr. Robert DeLano on Dec 21, 1946 in Grand Forks. Following college, they moved to Northwood, ND in 1953 where she raised her children and supported Bob's work at the Northwood Clinic. She was active in many social organizations including: Legion Auxiliary, Northwood Literary Club, Park Board, PTA and Cub Scouts. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grand Forks, and the Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church of Northwood. Beth enjoyed her time at Morson, Ont. on Lake of the Woods. One of her passions was UND Sioux hockey. She was a lifelong fan, and particularly enjoyed her time as the "Beer Grandma". She especially appreciated the kindness, fun and noise of the UND athletes, staff, students and fans at the "Ralph".

Survivors include her sons: Richard (Judy) DeLano of Spokane, WA; Gordon (Sharon) DeLano of Hatton, ND; daughter in-law, Margaret DeLano of Alpharetta, GA; grandchildren: Tamara (Jason) Wills of Pullman, WA; Jim (Victoria) Delano of Hoover, AL; Paul (Bridget) of Temple, TX; Amanda DeLano & Sakara DeLano of Rochester, MN; great grandchildren: Katelyn and Alex Wills, Pullman, WA ; James and Amelia Delano, Hoover, AL; and Megan and Alyssa DeLano, Temple, TX. Beth is also survived by numerous relatives, nieces, nephews and friends across the US.

Beth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert; brother, Martin James of Houston, TX; and her son, David of Alpharetta, GA.

Beth's humor, humility and caring will be missed by all.


Saturday, April 15, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
307 Second Ave
Northwood, ND 58267

Memorial Service

Saturday, April 15, 2017
11:00 AM

Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
307 Second Ave
Northwood, ND 58267

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Beth DeLano, please visit our flower store.


My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May the promises in God's word provide you with comfort and strength during this most difficult time. John 5:28-29

Betty D Jul 6 2017 12:00 AM

Beth was a special part of the St. Paul's Church community in Grand Forks . We had many special years together in an adult Bible study on Sundays before our church service. She was loved by everyone and we will really miss her.

Melody & Jim Nord Apr 15 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Rick and Family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sad time. I remember your mom as being a very kind and friendly woman; always quick with her beautiful smile and interest in whomever she was talking to. She will be missed by all that knew her. Prayers for comfort to you and your family. DiAnna Brorby Thingelstad

DiAnna Thingelstad Apr 14 2017 12:00 AM

Condolences to the DeLano family.

Donna Sande (Curtis) Apr 14 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Beth was a great lady and I have missed her at St Pauls, especially at bible class.

Gail Feist Thielman Apr 14 2017 12:00 AM

We did not personally know Beth, but we so enjoyed the fun she had when she was highlighted as the "Beer Grandma." Seeing her face on the screen and hearing the reaction truly made the game more enjoyable for everyone. She is missed at the Ralph. Thoughts and prayers to your entire family.

Gay and David Williamson Apr 14 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. It was always nice to stop and visit with Beth at the hockey games. I even have one of the "Beer Gramma" T-shirts. I will forever remember the fun times at the Lake of Woods.

Patti Fonder Apr 14 2017 12:00 AM

May your fond memories of your mom give you strength and peace in the days to come! Love, Kathy and Lonny

Kathy Vigen Apr 7 2017 12:00 AM

Many thoughts and prayers to the family. She will be missed by many. Thinking of you all.

Hollys Omlid Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

Extending my sympathies and love to your families, especially Gordy and Margaret, whom I know best. I so enjoyed the time I was able visit with Beth in recent years. Always a smile on her face and a laugh in her heart. Another Angel in heaven, certainly earning those wings. May all the wonderful happy memories bring you peace. Hug each other for me.

Cindy Abalayan Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

Show More Entries