We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home and Chapel
Delbert Marvin Koert of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away on July 30, 2022, at the age of 82. He was born in El Reno, Oklahoma, to Marvin and Virginia Koert on January 9, 1940. As a young man, Delbert heard his country’s call and enlisted in the United States Army, where he was stationed in France and Germany. Upon his departure from the Army, he received the Good Conduct Medal, along with an honorable discharge for services rendered to his nation when called upon to do so. He later went to work for A.R.K. Ramos in Oklahoma City as a Metal Filer. He thoroughly enjoyed his job and retired after 24 years of dedicated service.
Delbert was a quiet, caring person who sometimes liked showcasing his ornery streak. His grandson Nicholas described his grandfather as a kind, friendly man who was always compassionate toward his fellow man. He loved old cars, especially hot rods, and enjoyed watching stock car races, NASCAR, and drag racing. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather whose first love in life was being with Carol, his late wife of 55 years. He enjoyed taking Carol fishing, taking her out to dinner, and the couple loved having their grandsons over the spend the weekend. Delbert loved nothing more than being with those he loved, and he cherished time spent with his son and grandsons. He will be deeply missed by his entire family, and his legacy and memory will live on through them.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Virginia (Ficklin) Koert, his father, Marvin Koert, and four sisters, Betty, Wanda, Dorothy, and Carol.
Left behind to treasure his memory are his son, Raymond Koert, of the home, and three grandchildren, Nicholas Koert, Matthew Koert, and Johnathan Koert, all of Oklahoma City, along with many loving extended family members and friends.