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Delano Franklin “Matti” Inkman

May 11, 1945 - January 5, 2018

Delano Franklin “Matti” Inkman, 72, of Nashwauk, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at his residence. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Nashwauk Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Pastor Aaron Lofgren will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.

Del was born May 11, 1945 in Grand Rapids to Max and Irene (Huovila) Inkman. He was united in marriage to Mary Ranger on June 11, 1966. Del joined the U.S. Air Force in 1964, right after high school and served 8 years with duties in Japan and Vietnam. He joined the MN Army National Guard and served 17 ½ years. He retired with 25 ½ years of total service. Del worked for Menozzi and Mancuso Oil. He retired from the Itasca County Park Systems in 2009.

Del was a member of the Nashwauk Lutheran Church. He enjoyed working with the pasty group. He also belonged to the V.F.W. Post #5516.

Del was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Harold.

Del is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Kevin; daughter, Kim; granddaughter, Emma; sister, Pauline (Les) Cullen; brother, Richard (Joyce) Inkman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

5 thoughts on “Delano Franklin “Matti” Inkman”

  1. Pamela & Dennis Elj says:

    Thoughts & prayers go out to all of you. Take care & God Bless.

  2. Lynne Salonen Boll says:

    Mary Jane and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Matti, I so much enjoyed getting to visit with him at our class reunion. He had been in my Mother’s class when she taught in Cloverdale, and was always such a nice guy. And I knew he had been in the Air Force in Japan, serving our country. Prayers and blessings to you all, he will be missed.

  3. Tom Sersha says:

    Myself and my mother and father want to express our condolences to you and your family! Yon know how I felt about Matti and in the short time I knew him we became good friends. I will always cherish out time in the foods, camping, fishing, and 4 wheelin. Sorry, I can’t make the funeral because of my fishing trip. Take care and I’ll visit with you soon

    Tom Sersha.

  4. Gary and Char Maki says:

    We are, as you may know Mary, in AZ and were so saddened to learn of Mutti’s death. We knew him from our old house in Hibbing when he delivered our fuel. Even then he was a friendly guy who always had a bit of conversation to share. We had great times at the Improvement Club where he was a real stand up guy, always volunteering his time and talents to the club. He was THE BEST goodwill ambassador we had! He will be missed by us and many others. God bless you and your family.

  5. Dennis & Stacy Mackey says:

    Our Prayer’s go with You

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January 13, 2018 at 11:00AM
Nashwauk Lutheran Church, 3rd Street, Nashwauk, MN, United States

Visitation begins at 10:00 AM