Jim Croce "Time in a Bottle" 1972


In Memory of Gary Dammann
February 28, 1954 - July 8, 2019


MHS 1972
Gary Dammann (65) of Manning died early Monday at Regency Park Nursing Home in Carroll.

Visitation Zion Lutheran Church, Manning Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Manning, Iowa
Visitation resumes Monday at 9:30 AM at church.
Funeral Service Zion Lutheran Church, Manning Monday, July 15, 2019 10:30 AM Manning
Officiating Pastor Robert Riggert
Music "How Great Thou Art" "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" "Beautiful Savior" Congregation
Interment will follow at Manning Cemetery.
Ohde Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Gary Howard, son of Arlo and Betty Jane (Obman) Dammann, was born February 28, 1954, at Manning, Iowa. He attended Manning schools and graduated with the class of 1972. Gary earned an associate degree in Agriculture at Iowa Western Community College.

Gary farmed south of Manning with his dad and brother his entire life. He also worked to help construct the bean plant near Manning and then worked there. Gary also worked for Orland Fara at Manning Ag Center. He was a hard-worker and took meticulous care of farm equipment and any project he undertook. He never considered retirement an option. Gary read newspapers and magazines front-to-back as well as any owner's manual that crossed his path. Though he was a private man, Gary cared deeply for his family. He enjoyed traveling to visit his nieces and sharing his love and knowledge of farming with his nieces, nephews in law and great nieces and nephews. He was also the family's expert fudge, chocolate chip cookie, and grilled cheese cook. Gary's fudge earned a blue ribbon at the Iowa State Fair. Gary was a dedicated member of Zion Lutheran Church in Manning.

Gary fell ill suddenly and was diagnosed with cancer in early June. He was cared for at Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Carroll, Iowa. He died there on Monday, July 8, 2019, at the age of 65 years, 4 months, and 10 days.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Randy Chalfant. He is survived by his sister Colleen Chalfant of Guthrie Center and brother Wes Dammann and wife Joyce of Manning; five nieces: Stephanie Ayala and husband Hugo of Brea, California; Sara Blockhus and husband Randy of Altoona; Jacquie Odelson and husband Josh of Western Springs, Illinois; Erin Willis and husband Wes of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Alyssa and husband Nicholas Lemanski of Macomb, Michigan; 7 great-nieces and nephews: Lauren and Vera Ayala; Ben and Jacob Odelson; Ty and Payton Willis; and Oliver Blockhus; aunt Helen Leiting of Arcadia; other relatives and friends.


1972 MHS graduates (largest class): Danny E. Andersen, Michael John Bilsten, JoAnn Elaine Borkowski, David John Brincks, Michael James Brincks, Ana Cecillia Campo, Debra Sue Carlson, Starre Ann Christensen, Ruth Margaret Croghan, Carol Jean Dammann, Dorthie Dee Dammann, Gary H. Dammann, Georgia Lee Dethlefs, Glen Floyd Eickman, Kirk Charles Escher, Jerri Jolene Gaer, Connie Marie Grimm, Kristie Helen Hacker, Douglas Merlyn Hargens, Lonny Lynn Hargens, John Jerome Heinicke (salutatorian), Daniel D. Hinners, Kathleen Ann Hinners, Joy LaVonne Hockett, David Donald Irlmeier, Roxie Lu Irlmeier, Anne Elizabeth Jensen, Lonnie Lee Jensen, Mary Ann Kasperbauer, Randy Lee Lohmeier, Dean Verle Lorenzen, Larry Dale Mahnke, Dean K. Martens, Craig Lee Moeller, Douglas Wade Mohr, Judy Carol Mueller, Kathryn Louise Mueller, Vickie Sue Mundt, Roger Lynn Musfeldt, John R. Ohde, Mary Ellen Opperman, Beverly Geniece Otto, Brian John Peters, Craig Allen Pfannkuch, Gail Ann Phillips, Mary Sue Potthoff, Scott Francis Renze, Linda R. Rohe, Michael Walter Rohe, Roxanne Mae Ruhde, Debra Schroeder, Michael Robert Sebeniecher, Diana Kay Sibbel, Mark William Siepker, Donna Jean Sonksen (valedictorian), Kevin Allen Stangl, Curtis Dean Stribe, Carolyn Sue Strosahl, Marilyn Kay Strosahl, Kevin Bruce Struve, Lynn Richard Venteicher, David George Vogl, Margie L. Vogl, Doris Ann Volquartsen, Thomas Earl Walters, Rhonda Ruby Warnke, Vicki Lee Waterbury, Karen Lydia Wegner, Michael F. Weitl, Ronald Alvin Willenborg, Thomas John Wurr, Jennifer Marie Zerwas, Brad Christian Zubrod

1972 former students: Kaylyn Betterton, Randy Borkowski, Melissa Eschenbacher, Kaelyn Farrell, Colleen Green, Cheryl Hansen, Kurt Hass, Norman Heithoff, Mary Kay Holst, Peggy Hupp, Michael Joens, Robin Knapp, Jim Kunkel, Sharlene Mathisen, Barbara McKinley, Randal Mohr, Madonna Nepple, David Nissen, Allan Otto, Michael Pearson, Laurel Porsch, David Prebeck, Donna


1974 Colleen Dammann, Susan Rutz, Jill Escher


Wesley Dammann MHS 1977


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

Manning Ag Center Employees 2006

Jake Ewoldt, Jack Ramsey, Ben Danner, Bob Weiskircher, Nate Fara, Nick Fara, Gary Ferneding, Bob Christensen, Eric Fara, Sam Heese, Jeff Jahn, Gary Dammann, Gary Schroeder - Ona & Orland Fara in front

Manning Ag Center

From the 2006 Manning Quasqui history book
Wesley and Joyce Dammann

Back: Joyce, Jaquie
Front: Erin, Wes, Alyssa

Wesley Alan Dammann was born on March 28, 1959, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa. Wes is the third child of Arlo and Betty (Obman) Dammann. Wes grew up on a farm three miles south of Manning with siblings, Gary of rural Manning and sister, Colleen Chalfant of Guthrie Center. Wes graduated from Manning High School in May of 1977. Wes was employed at M & I Dehy and worked there after graduation.
Joyce Ann Irlbeck Justice was born on December 10, 1959, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa. Joyce was the first daughter of four born to Orville and Arlene (Schmitz) Irlbeck. Orville was killed in a truck accident near Irwin on January 8, 1964. Sisters include Carol (Croghan) of Sioux City; Lisa (Vania) of Lewisville, Texas; and Lori (Myers) of Adel, Iowa. Joyce lived in the Irwin and Farling areas. Joyce's mom, Arlene, married Wayne Justice in Earling, Iowa, on June 7, 1969 and then the family moved to Manning, Iowa. Joyce started fourth grade in August 1969 at Manning Community School and graduated in May 1978. Joyce attended Stewart's School of Hairstyling in Council Bluffs, completed the course of study and passed Iowa State Board of Examiners for Cosmetology to become a licensed cosmetologist.
Wes and Joyce were married April 19, 1980, at Sacred Heart Church in Manning. They are the parents of three daughters.
Jacqueline Marie was born on March 28, 1983, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. Jacquie graduated in May 2001 from Manning High School and from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, in May 2005 with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Science Technologies and Values. Jacquie has accepted a position in South Bend, Indiana. In high school some of Jacquie's activities included cross-country, track, All-State Band, and was a Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student for her "S.T.A.R.S." program at the Manning Plaza.
Erin Elizabeth was born July 19, 1986 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. Erin graduated from Manning High School in May 2005 and will be attending Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. In high school, Erin's activities included cross-country, track, All-State Orchestra, school musical and theatre productions, and was a Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student for "Blazing A Trail To Fun Reading" Program at the Manning Public Library.
Alyssa Claire was born August 10, 1990 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. She will be a freshman at Manning High School in the fall of 2005. Alyssa is active in cross-country, track and enjoys music and the piano.
The Dammanns are members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manning. Wes and Joyce have been involved as teachers with the CCD program and Jacquie and Erin have been lectors. All three girls have been members of the SHOUT and CORE youth groups and youth choir. Erin has also been a cantor for three years.
Wes, Joyce and their children lived in Manning until they moved to the family farm south of town in July 1988. Joyce worked at LeBoutique Salon for a year after she graduated from cosmetology school. She then opened her own shop, The Hair Gallery, on First Street. The shop was then moved to their rural home in August 2002. Joyce started working as a Para-educator at St. Rose of Lima School in Denison from August 1999 -2001 and then Manning Community School from August 2001 to the present. Joyce continues to work part time at The Hair Gallery.
Wes has driven for Yellow Transportation since 1996 while farming on the family farm. He is also a member of the Nationwide Highway Watch Program and participates in the Truck Driving Championship.


Dammann family ancestry

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

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