Delbert “Del” L. Vaughn, Sr., 89, Green Bay resident, passed away early Sunday Morning, October 16, 2022, after a lengthy illness with his family by his side. He was born on August 30, 1933, in Mercer, Wisconsin to the late Les and Goldie (Voss) Vaughn. After his graduation from Mercer High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy. During his time in service, he served in the Korean Conflict and was stationed on the USS Brinkley Bass. He was honorably discharged in 1954. On July 6, 1955, he married Janet Magdziak in Chicago, Illinois. Del worked for WFRV Channel 5 for 33 years in the departments of engineering, photography and assignment editor. While working for WFRV, he was a sideline photographer covering the Packers during the Lombardi years. He was a member of the local DAV chapter. Del was the life of the party and he was good at it. He liked to golf and fish. Del was also an assistant coach for the Green Bay Bobcats hockey club. What brought him the most joy though, was his family. He loved spending time with them. Del will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jan; children, Debra (Dan) Brain, Brad (Mary) Vaughn, Carla (Charley) Davis and Del (Joey) Vaughn, Jr.; grandchildren, Zoe Brain, Kerry (Jesse) Verheyen, Chris (Ashlee) Vaughn, Chaz (Mihaela) Davis, Jake Vaughn and Paige Vaughn; great grandchildren, Owen, Drew, Sydney and Bryn; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Ireland.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial service 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Hospice Chaplain Steve Fewell officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Bellin Cancer Center, VA Oncology Department, St. Vincent Hospital Oncology and Unity Hospice especially his girls, Ashley, Nancy and Jane.