Don Dellit

On Friday, November 5th, 2021, Donald (Don) Thomas Dellit passed away at peace in his home with his loving wife and children at his side. Don was the firstborn of George and Arlyene Dellit on September 28th, 1948, in Sheridan Wyoming. Don attended the Sheridan School systems to the day he graduated and entered the Army. Don was active infantry during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged from the Army May 1970. That year, on December 12, 1970, he married Lynn Clark; the loving wife that he would spend just short of the next 51 years of his life with. Together they had two children, Michelle Dellit (Ohlson) and Kyle Dellit. Don and Lynn loved family, friends, and the outdoors all their Sheridan years.
Don gave 37 years working the Veteran’s Administration in Sheridan. His career at the VA started in the physical therapy department, in the Biomedical field, and culminated in the FMS department. With his retirement in 2006, Don and Lynn began their snowbird years in Yuma Arizona. In 2012 Don and Lynn committed to Yuma as their permanent home. They spent their years in Yuma with friends and family playing in the hills and deserts in their detailed and restored 1971 VW bug; “Where the pavement ends, and the dirt road begins”. He was known for his sayings “Way out west where the hoot owls play with the Chickens” (Please post remembered sayings and fond memories on the wall here at Sunset Vista)
Don was preceded in death by his twin David Dellit and his parents George and Arlyene Dellit. Don is survived by spouse Lynn Dellit, his children Michelle (Bill) Ohlson, Kyle Dellit; grandchildren; James (Kenzi) Westika, William T. (Ashley) Ohlson, Ethan (Fallon) Dellit, Quinn (Haven) Dellit, Jace Dellit, and Kingsley Larson; his siblings Bob (Frances) Dellit, Rick (Kathy) Dellit, Donna (Terry) Mines.
Don was known and loved as a man eager to laugh, help, and relax with all he met. His detailed nature made him a resource for friends and family; there was little that Don could not repair. There will be a celebration of life in Sheridan Wyoming in the summer of 2022. In lieu of flowers or gift considerations please donate to the childhood cancer funds “AdvoKate Foundation” in the name of Don Dellit.

Celebration of life will be held in Sheridan summer of 2022.


  1. Don worked in my Biomedical department for many years I enjoyed working with him a very hard worker. Don was very talented and a quick learner. I haven’t seen Don for a few years I know he was enjoying the warm weather in Yuma.

  2. Dear Lynn…my friend from so long ago. I am sorry for your loss. I know how much you enjoyed your life with Don. Married for over 50 years is amazing. Every time I think of you I see you in your waitress uniform at the Elks, bringing a smile to everyone who knew you. You are loved and will be supported through this difficult time.

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