Del A. Stoltenberg was born April 17, 1935, in Nebraska City, Nebraska, the son of Adolf and Cora (Gerdes) Stoltenberg.
Del was a graduate of Nebraska City High School class of 1953. Del received his bachelor’s degree from Peru State College; he later received his Master’s Degree from Wayne State College.
He married Dolores Smith in 1956 in Nebraska City. Del taught and coached at Scribner, Nebraska, Grand Island, Nebraska, Wayne State College, Tarkio College, and Rock Port. He was a long time resident of Rock Port prior to moving to Lincoln.
Del loved his wife, kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. He loved athletics, and if you were to ask anyone he did not like to lose. In his younger years he was an avid golfer. Del was active in college, participating in football and drafted to the NFL as a punter, but declined in order to follow his dreams of being a coach.
Del was a member of the Wayne State College Hall of Fame, The Peru State College Hall of Fame, and Missouri Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Del passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at a Lincoln, Nebraska, care center at the age of 82.
Survivors include children, Jay Stoltenberg (Ann) of Wall Lake, Iowa, Tracy Garber of Macon, Georgia, Missy Vollmer (Mark) of Hamilton, Missouri, and Jon Stoltenberg (Jennifer) of Lincoln, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren, Mandy Schroeder, Kayla Riggs, Marcus and Jackson Stoltenberg, Drew Garber, Elizabeth and Lindsay Vollmer, and Max, Maggie and George Stoltenberg; four great-grandchildren, Teagan, Kiersten and Beckett Schroeder, and Adalynn Riggs; and brother, Ron Stoltenberg of Highland, California.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores; son-in-law, Tom Garber; and his parents.
Services were held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Rock Port. Family visitation was held the prior evening, also at the church. Interment was held at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Nebraska.
Memorials may be directed to the Rock Port High School library and athletic programs, in care of Chamberlain Funeral Home & Monuments, Rock Port. Online condolences may be left at