Delbert C. Gassert, 86, of Kissimmee, Florida and formerly of Hanover, Indiana, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at a hospital in Kissimmee.
He was born in Hanover on Sept. 16, 1935, to Everett E. and Ruby Neighbert Gassert. He was raised on a farm in Jefferson County, Indiana, and was a 1954 graduate of Hanover High Schools. He visited Florida once in the middle of winter and decided that was where he wanted to live and relocated. He worked as a butcher and raised chickens in Florida and later operated self-storage units there. He helped develop River Valley Church in Madison, Indiana, and still attended there when visiting Jefferson County but was a member of Greeneway Church in Orlando. He enjoyed fishing, watching the Orlando Magic basketball team and loved animals.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Janice E. Gassert of Kissimmee; a son, Darrell Gassert of Kissimmee; a daughter, Debra L. Moore of Helena, Montana; four sisters, Marilyn Jackson of Madison, Carolyn Poling of Butlerville, Indiana, Patricia Lowery of Jeffersonville, Indiana and Francis Wilkerson of Deputy, Indiana; and seven grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Daniel L. Gassert, in 2011; and three sisters, Marjorie Coles, Myrtle Hay and Mary Esther Fields; and a brother, Donald Gassert.
Funeral services were Sept. 28, 2021, at Greeneway Church with interment in Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery in Kissimmee.
Arrangements by Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Home and Crematory in Kissimmee. Online condolences, www.OsceolaMemGds.com.