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Delpha E. Hardester
Dec 1925 –Mar 2019

Delpha Hardester, 93, went Home to meet her Lord and Savior on March 25, 2019.  Delpha was born in Minnesota, one of ten children born to immigrants from Sweden and Norway. She loved her Scandinavian heritage. As one of the younger siblings, she laughed because while she was growing up, she never knew if she was speaking English, Swedish or Norwegian.

Delpha and her husband Frank were married for 63 years before his passing in 2010. Together they had five children: Peter (Barbara), Dale (Cindy), Gale (Janice), JoEllen (Bruce) and Kirsten (Glenn). They were loving grandparents to 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. 

Delpha worked for the State of California before retiring after 23 years of service. After retirement, she joined Frank in ministry at Monte Vista Chapel in Turlock. They enjoyed traveling all over the world as well as spending time with family.

Delpha loved the Lord and served Him well in various capacities all her days. 

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at Covenant Village Berg Hall, 2125 North Olive Avenue, Turlock.  Interment will take place at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella. Please share your sweet memories at

“She has done what she could. . .” (Mark 14:8a)