Delmer L. Toebben
July 1, 1930 – September 26, 2022
Delmer L. Toebben was born and raised in Arlington, Nebraska and graduated from Arlington High School in 1948. He attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where he was a member of Beta Sigma Psi Fraternity and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1952. Del served in the United States Army in Korea, was recognized with a Meritorious Service Award and completed his active duty in August of 1954.
He pursued graduate studies at UNL in 1954-1955 and married Phyllis (Kort) Toebben in November of 1955. He joined Wiebe Enterprises in 1955, then Valmont Industries, Inc and eventually purchased Curzon Advertising and Display where he served as President until his retirement in 1999.
He served as President of the American Cancer Society and Combined Health Agency Drive (CHAD) and served on Higher education Boards at Concordia University, Nebraska and Methodist College in Omaha. He also served on numerous business, non-profit and church boards, many as an officer.
He was the recipient of the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, Ak-Sar-ben Centennial Jubilee award, Ak-Sar-Ben Court of Honor and the Crest of Christ from Concordia University. He was inducted into the Arlington (NE) Education Hall of Fame and is a Paul Harris Fellow +8 in Rotary.
Survived by wife, Phyllis (Kort); daughter, Jennifer Toebben; sons: Scott Toebben (Mary Deluccia) and Mark Toebben (Alice Robertson); grandchildren: Meredith Toebben, Emma Christie (Ben), Spencer Link, Christian Toebben, Tylerann Cairns.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 9th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Monday, October 10th at 10:30am, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S. 96th St. in La Vista. Family Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Concordia University, or Hope Center for Kids.