In Memory of Arlo Dammann
September 4, 1930 - March 21, 2018
Funeral services for Arlo H. Dammann, age 87, will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning.
Friends may call from 5 - 7 pm on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will resume at the church on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM.
Arlo H. Dammann died on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Manning Plaza Nursing Home in Manning.
Arlo is survived by 3 children: Gary, Colleen Chalfant, and Wes.
Ohde Funeral Home in Manning in charge of arrangements.

Gary Dammann MHS 1972


1974 Colleen Dammann, Susan Rutz, Jill Escher


Wesley Dammann MHS 1977


Good Ole Days early 1970s: Roger Musfeldt on seat, Kirk Escher, Gary Dammann


Claus and Anna Dammann

Back: Claus, Emil, Anna
Front: Edward, Ernest - Julius not born yet

Claus (C.C.) Dammann was born November 13, 1865, in Betzdolf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and died December 18, 1940. He was a boy servant in Germany and later immigrated to the United States in 1892 because he did not want to serve in the military. On his trip over he was in steerage and did not see daylight until he reached New York City. He took the name C.C. because there was another Claus in the Manning area. His siblings were Margaretha, Gretchen, Jasper, and Fred. Anna Biehl was born March 3, 1872, in Gotzenburg, Holstein, Germany, and died April 18, 1953. She was a girl servant in Germany and immigrated with her parents in 1882. Her siblings were Henry, Mary (Mrs. John Hansen), Margaretha (Mrs. William Bock), and Emma (Mrs. Christopher Hollander).
C.C. and Anna were married April 8, 1893. They farmed southeast of Manning until they retired in town. Both are buried in the Manning Cemetery. C.C. and Anna had four sons: Emil, Ernest, Eddie, and Julius.
Emil was born December 31, 1893, and died September 2, 1981. He married Anna Kelting. They had one son, Marvin. Anna and Marvin died during the flu epidemic in 1918. After her death, Emil married Helena (Lage) Puck. They farmed southeast of Manning.
Ernest was born September 10, 1895, and died September 29, 1975. He was a groundskeeper for the city park and the golf course. He married Maxine Watson and adopted her daughter, Shirley. Maxine cooked in the local cafes. Shirley married Clarence Lippert and they had four children.
Eddie was born October 5, 1897, and died March 18, 1988. He married Alviena Goettsch. They farmed southeast of Manning until they retired. They had four children, Edna, Delores, Herbert, and Donald.
Julius was born March 3, 1903, and died July 7, 1949. He married Ella Annie Goettsch. They farmed southeast of Manning. They had two children: Viola married Harold Behrens; Arlo married Betty Obman. Julius and Ella have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Back: Betty, Harry, Ella, William, Alviena
Front: Emil, Augusta, William, Louis
William James was born in Probstei, Schleswig, Germany, on August 1, 1863, and died March 18, 1937. He immigrated to the United States at the age of fifteen. His siblings were Bertha (Mrs. Hans Puck), and Emma (Mrs. Detlef Wehde). Augusta Umland was born March 13, 1874 in Fehmarn, Germany, and died March 15, 1932. She immigrated to the United States in 1884. Her siblings were Jacob, Anna Null, Hannah Schlicting, Henry, and Gretchen Schlisten.
William and Augusta were married September 19, 1897 in Pomeroy, Iowa. They moved to a farm north of Manning and had seven children.
Betty Johanna was born April 3, 1899, and died December 21, 1981. She married Milford Van Buren.
Alviena was born February 1, 1901 and died February 25, 1987. She married Eddie Dammann on February 8, 1922. They had four children: Edna, Delores, Herbert, and Donald.
Ella Annie was born November 4, 1902 and died October 18, 2004. She married Julius Dammann on June 11, 1924. They had two children: Viola married Harold Behrens, and Arlo married Betty Obman. Julius and Ella had six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Harry August was born August 18, 1904, and died April 4, 1941. He married Marvel Natzel on December 28, 1927. They had five children: Berdetta married Ernest Jorgens; Roland; William married Beverly Brown; Dennis married Elizabeth Gruen; and Glennis married Stephen Johnson. Harry and Marvel had nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
William was born February 2, 1906, and died August 18, 1993. He married Celia Bohman January 23, 1939. They had two children, Ronald and William. William married Marilyn Tennehill. They had one son, Donald. Donald married Rene Maschke. William and Marilyn have three grandchildren.
Louis Harry was born September 19, 1907, and died October 4, 1986. He married a lady named Martha.
Emil was born June 4, 1915, and died July 21, 1982. He served in the armed services during World War II and is buried in the Fort Snelling, National Cemetery.

Present day Wesley Dammann farmplace

Left to Right: Ernest, Eddie, Julius, Anna, Claus

My records show that Arlo attended Ewoldt No. 9 and his dad and uncles Ewoldt No. 8

1948 MHS graduates: Wayne Alwill, Ruth Behrens, Leone Beyer, Dorothy Blum, Herbert Buschman, Roger Clark, Arlo Dammann, Jimmy Farrell, Virginia Felt, Dick Geith, Marion Godiksen (salutatorian), Marilyn Grau, Colene Gray, Delton Gruhn, Shirley Grundmeier, Russell Hammer, Orville Hinze, Faye Jensen, Don Kasperbauer, Bob Koch, Iris Kuhl, Darlene Lamp, Dale Leinen, Willis Lohmeier, Ruth McConnell, Norma Meggers, Darlene Mincey, David Musfeldt, Coreen Nickum, Stanley Nissen, Geraldine Reimers, Bill Roberts, Merlin Rostermundt, Royce Rowedder, Virgil Rowedder, Charles Schelldorf, Glen Schmidt, Marilyn Schroeder (valedictorian), Shirley Schroeder, Wayne Schroeder, LaDonna Schrum, Zita Smith, Madonna Steen, Lyle Stoberl, Patty Valentine, Alice Wagner, Allen Wegner, Opal Weems

1948 former students: Lois Algren, Margaret Allen, Duane Bingham, Marilyn Bliefert, Jerry Bonnesen, JoAnne Boss, Bob Bringleson, Charles Davis, Delores Dethlefs, Victor Diels, Hazel Doyel, Duane Ellison, Lee Furgason, Virgene Grimm, Lois Hargens, Jeania Hyde, John Kellogg, Donald Kramer, Teddie Marsh, Paul Mentzer, Donna Moore, Barbara Petersen, Dwayne Petersen, Hugo "Junior" Ress, Dean Soppe, Louis Schwiesow, Margaret Singsank, Delores Stamp, Allen Steele, Shannon Sullivan, Betty Umland, Darlene VanVuren, Marvin Willenborg, Carol Wood

Arlo Dammann featured in the MHS Spotlite

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