of Chelsea, Michigan, age 85, died Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born December 20, 1936 in Lima Twp, Michigan, the daughter of Rudolph John & Euna Alma (Fiegel) Zahn. Delores was a Charter Member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, where she was in the Phoebe Guild, the Altar Guild, and taught Sunday School for 30 years.
On January 9, 1954 she married Norman C. Houk in St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor, and he preceded her in death on October 18, 2019. Survivors include two children, Edith Anne Dehn of Gregory, Douglas (Cheryl) Houk of Chelsea; daughter-in-law Bernice; one sister, Arlene March; 8 grandchildren, Heather, Gretchen, William and Fred Dehn, Thomas, David and Kelly Houk and Jennifer Annarino; several great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-granddaughters, Layla and Lockett. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel in 1990; a grandson, James Houk; a son-in-law, Thomas Dehn; three sisters, Dorothy Egeler, Rose Ann Daniels, Elizabeth Herrst; and three brothers, Rudolph, Paul, and Ray Zahn.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 20, 11:00 am at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chelsea. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 pm and at the church Thursday from 10-11 am. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1515 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118.
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