Dee worked for Farm Service before her retirement. She loved her gardens and volunteered at the SWIC greenhouse for 15 years. Delores was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Christian T. “Ted” Fuchs, whom she married on October 9, 1945, and who died April 7, 1984; her parents, Louis L. and Freida, nee Mueller, Etling; a brother, Howard O. Etling; a son-in-law, Steve Auston; a brother-in-law, Duane Ondra; and a nephew, Jay Ondra.
Surviving are her five children, Mary (Rick) Walker of Belleville, IL, Sue Pruehsner of Bellevue, CO, Tom (Karen) Fuchs of O’Fallon, Mo, Betty (Jon) Adamson of Freeburg, IL, and Amy Auston of Freeburg, IL six grandchildren, Chris, Phillip, Amanda, Michelle, Michael, and Tyler; seven great-grandchildren, Cole, Griffin, Whitley, Autumn, Mason, Beau, and Rook; a sister, Shirley Ondra of Memphis, TN; and three special nephews, Steve Ondra, Todd Ondra, and Lenn Fuchs.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, August 14, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL. Standard CDC guidelines will be observed.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, August 14, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.
Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.