Delmer was born to Martin and Clementine Kirtzinger on June 20, 1939. He was one of four boys and four girls. Delmer grew up working on the family farm near Bremen. He attended St. Hilare School till Grade 8. He then realized neither school nor farming was for him. He went out working for his brother-in-law, running a Massey 44 tractor with a backhoe attachment doing farm sewer and water. In 1959, he decided to buy the backhoe and go out on his own, and that’s when “Del’s Construction” was born. Over the years he expanded to doing City sewer and water and then Northern Reserves. Delmer also ran a trucking company for part of these years. Around 2001, he decided to semi-retire from construction and became an elk producer which he was very passionate about. But construction was still in his blood so he would fire up the backhoe and payloader to do odd jobs for the Town of Cudworth and Humboldt Lake. Delmer sadly had a stroke in December of 2013, which forced him into permanent retirement. Delmer enjoyed working hard doing construction, taking care of his farm and the elk which became like pets to him. But he also enjoyed inviting you in for a visit and a drink with him.