H. Dieter Dellmann, 92, passed away on September 15, 2023, at his home with his loving wife by his side. A private service will be held at a later date. A public celebration will be held on Friday, October 27, from 5-6:30 PM, at Reiman Gardens (1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011). "Please come as you are". Memorial contributions may be made to Reiman Gardens in Dieter's name. Online condolences can be made to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
H. Dieter Dellmann was born to Hugo and Elisabeth (Beckers) on June 6, 1931, in Berlin, Germany. He graduated from high school in Saarbruecken, Germany. After his primary education, he continued his studies in Paris, France, where he graduated with the title of Docteur Veterinaire. He received his Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine in Munich, Germany, and taught Veterinary Anatomy at Iowa State University for 21 years. He was named Clarence Harley Covault Distinguished Professor and was also an elected member of the French National Academy of Veterinary Medicine.
Dieter and Renate were married for 67 years, during which time they raised two children, lived in 5 different countries, and happily traveled the world together. Dieter loved his family, his wife's cooking, opera, biking, hiking and as he grew older, walking at Reiman Gardens. Dieter's favorite line from an aria in Beethoven's "Fidelio" was, "I have done my duty".
He will be forever missed by his wife, Renate Dellmann; daughter, Annick (Steven) DellmannSchafer; son, Claudius Dellmann; grandson Alex Dellmann; granddaughter, Carlie Dellmann and their mother, Ondrea; brother, Klaus (Ingrid) Dellmann; brother-in-law, Gerhard (Claudia) Hofmann as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He never held a grudge and never knowingly hurt anyone. He was a kind and gentle gentleman.
Dieter’s visits to Reiman were a bright spot in my day. He is missed most grievously. We shared the same birthday 20 years apart, but I felt a kinship each time I saw his face. May all find peace and comfort in his memory.
My deepest condolences. Dr. Dellmann was one of my professors many years ago. I will always remember his attention to detail, his insistence that we meet the high standards he set, and his complete professionalism. I never really knew him on a personal level. As an educator, though, he demanded much of us and we were all the better for it. I admire him to this day and recognize the loss to your family and others fortunate enough to know him. My very best wishes.
While in vet school, Dr. Dellman was a wonderful instructor and so helpful to many. He will be missed.
Renate, I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family at the passing of Dieter. I think I only met him one time, but he sounds like a wonderful person -- just like you! My wife & I still display on our tree the German paper Christmas tree ornament you gave me when I was one of your students 35 years ago. Grusse Gott, Jim Standish, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
I am so sorry for the loss of Dieter as he will be missed by so many people I will miss our talks and walks at reiman Gardens sitting by the pond by the gnome watching people go by you where like family I will miss you so much ❤️ Gwen Mosher
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