Lorena A. Deel

September 02, 1936 ‒ March 02, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Lorena A. Deel, 78, of Delaware, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at St. Ann’s Hospital. She was born September 2, 1936 in Bellaire, Ohio and raised by her mother, Jeanette E. Jones.

Lorena was a simple woman who did not need fancy things to be happy. She enjoyed canning her husband’s garden produce to provide for her family, making quilts to keep her family warm and comforted, and cooking to keep them fed. Always one for a bargain, Lorena was often found at the local thrift shops or auctions.

Whether in a local stream, or on her son’s bass boat, Lorena had a love of fishing and spending that quality time with her children. Above all, she loved her family and her life revolved around them. Wanting nothing more than to care for and comfort her family, even through her illness until her final hours, Lorena let them know “It’s Okay.”

She is survived by her husband and love of her life, Albert Deel of Delaware; sons, Martie Albert (Ruth) Deel of Sunbury; Lawrence (Teresa) Deel of Marengo; daughters, Deborah (Nik) Burton of Bellefontaine; Peggy Holliday of Marion; 19 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren with another on the way.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2pm to 4pm  & 6pm to 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware, where a service celebrating Lorena’s life will be held 11 am, Monday with her son, Elder Martie Deel officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Flowers are accepted, however, memorial contributions may be made to the family for final expenses c/o Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W William St, Delaware, OH 43015

Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • To The Deel Family,

    I did not know Lorena but if she was anything like her daughter Peggy then she must have been a wonderful woman.We our sorry for your loss an we know she is not suffering anymore an that she is in a better place. May God watch over each an everyone of you an pull you through this terrible time. Peggy & Shawn we love you very much. Our thoughts an prayers goes out to you both an the whole Deel Family.

  • To the Deel Family,

    Kathy and I send our condolences and love to you all. Rene was a wonderful person and friend. She will never be forgotten. We are sorry we cannot be there but if you need anything or just someone to talk to please call us at 740-304-5660.


    Kathy & Karla

  • Im sorry for your loss i know the hardship of losing someone i want to share with you a comforting promise from God that he has given us John 5:28,29 gives us hope in seeing our loved ones again he feels the pain we go through so he wants us to be happy and it wasnt Gods purpose for us to experience death so he is going to fix that problem soon.

  • To the Family of Lorena Deel. “May the God who gives hope fill you with all joy and peace by your trusting in him, so that you may abound in hope with power of holy spirit.” Romans 15:13

  • Peggy, I was deeply saddened by the news of your mothers passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.