Long-time Columbus businessman, Ken DeLap, dies

Long-time Columbus businessman Ken DeLap has died. DeLap died Friday at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. He was 90.

DeLap was a civil engineer by training, and was one of the co-founders of Southern Indiana Engineering Company in 1953. The company was later renamed SIECO and has since become part of Strand Engineering.

He was a contributor to many community causes, including  First Lutheran Church, Our Hospice and the Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation.

He is survived by his second wife, Melinda, children, step-children and grandchildren. His first wife, Phyllis, died in 2011.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 at Myers-Reed Funeral Home and before the 11 a.m. service Friday at First Lutheran Church.

Memorial donations may be made to First Lutheran Church or Our Hospice of South-Central Indiana.

You can get more information at the Myers-Reed Chapel website.