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Delbert Ray Criger

Posted 2018-03-12 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ -
Posted on March 4, 2018 -

Delbert Criger, 77, passed away Feb. 13, 2018 at the Community Living
Center at the Veterans Administration in Phoenix. He had been
diagnosed with ALS in May 2017.

He was born to George Lester and Edna (Ferguson) Criger on September
20, 1940 in Parks, Nebraska.

Delbert graduated from Parks High School in 1957. He served in the
U.S. Navy 1958-1960. He worked on a farm and then went on to barber
college in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Delbert has been a resident of Lake Havasu City since 1971. He was the
proud owner of The King’s Clipper Barber Shop and was a barber for
over 44 years.

Delbert loved restoring classic cars. He was a long-time member of the
Relics and Rods Car Club. He enjoyed boating and fishing. One of his
favorite hobbies was driving his Class 5 off-road dune buggy in the
desert. Delbert had a wonderful sense of humor, saying anything funny
to get a laugh out of others.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Dale, Doyle and

Survivors include son, Jay Criger (Bridget) of Glendale, daughter
Paula Burch (Paul) of Chandler, grandchildren Jaden and Ally, sisters
Ila Jean Lewis (Leonard) of Missoula, Montana and Cindy Preston
(Jason) of Benkelman, Nebraska, brother Charles Criger (Dodie) of
Westerville, Ohio, and Cindy Preston and husband, Jason of Benkelman,
Nebraska, sister-in-law Marilyn Criger of Stratton and numerous nieces
and nephews.

Delbert’s memorial service is Thursday, March 22, at 10:45 a.m. at the
Veteran’s National Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix,
Arizona 85024.

If you wish to share any memories you have had with Delbert, kindly
send them to

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