Delores A. Billmeyer, 84, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

She was born April 29, 1929, in Caledonia to Emil and Hattie (Tessmer) Klankowski. She attended the Duffy School in rural Caledonia.

She worked in Winona and then Mansfield Industries in Spring Grove before working at Tweeten Health Care in Spring Grove for 29 years, retiring in 1994.

On May 19, 1967, she married Frank Billmeyer. They lived and farmed near Riceford. Frank later died on Nov. 5, 1991.

Delores was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening, flowers and cooking.

Survivors include a daughter, Theresa (Jon) Hoppmann of Dalton, Wis.; a granddaughter, Emma; three brothers and a sister, DuWayne Klankowski of Caledonia, Donald Klankowski of Spring Grove, Norma Kuecker of Caledonia, and Paul (Elaine) Klankowski of Zumbrota; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Memorial services were July 22 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating.

The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at