Margaret Delp


After more than 95 years of perpetual motion Margaret “Mimi” Delp has graciously withdrawn her bid on immortality. Those of us who had the good fortune to meet her would politely disagree, as her stories and spirit should stand the test of time. Standing a fierce 5 foot 1 inches tall (stubbornly 5’2” on her driver’s license), she has left us always wanting just one more story, and a bit more time.  From her first triathlon in Duluth at age 90, to singlehandedly taking 8 kids in a motorhome through Mexico in the 1960’s, to being south Floridas first female Coast Guard Auxiliary commander, she leaves a legacy few could match. 

She was a High school jitterbug champion, accomplished sailor and gifted artist. She lived abroad in Mexico and Guatemala for 4 years studying Mayan archeology, chasing down a purse thief and assaulting a crooked policeman along the way. Her last decades were spent in Minnesota and Florida at The Sea Club, teaching water aerobics, painting watercolors and spending her time with friends and family. She could  frequently be found sipping Margaritas and watching sunsets with all who wanted to join. Those sunsets will  now be a little less grand in her absence.

She leaves an irreplaceable hole in the hearts of all of us who knew her

Goodbye Mom

Related Topics: OBITS