Phyllis Delmore, 91, Wisconsin Dells

March 21, 2019 GMT

Phyllis I. Delmore (nee Morse), 91, Wisconsin Dells, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at St. Clare Meadows in Baraboo.

Phyllis was born April 20, 1927, in Kilbourn, the daughter of John and Hazel (Platt) Morse. She grew up in Wisconsin Dells and on Jan. 17, 1945, she married Maurice Delmore, her lifelong dancing partner and the love of her life. Together they owned and operated the Delmore Roofing and Insulation Company in the Dells area for 53 years. Phyllis devoted her life to raising her 12 children and loved her 26 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren. She was a great cook and her cinnamon rolls were the best.


Phyllis is survived by her sons, Maurice R. (Doris), and John (Janice), both of Lake Delton; James (Connie) of Baraboo, and Michael (Suzie) of Wisconsin Dells; daughters, Judy (Don) Kieta of Madison; Debbie (Bob) Fish, and Mary Delmore both of Wisconsin Dells; Patti Delmore (Ginny Bork), and Virginia Klein, both of Middleton; and Kathy (Russ) O’Leary, of Milton. Further survived by a brother, John (Pat) Morse of Wisconsin Dells; and a sister, Beverly Padley of Fort Myers, Florida; 26 grandchildren, and 47 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Maurice; sons, Danny, and Billy; and a brother, Durlin Morse.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, 603 Oak St., Wisconsin Dells. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells.

The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Wisconsin Dells assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, visit pichafuneralhome.com.