- Local Guide
Dorothy S. Dammeyer, 94, of New Bremen, died at 7:08 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the Otterbein Retirement Community of St. Marys. She was born on March 24, 1919, in New Bremen. She was the daughter of Henry and Edna (Greiwe) Block.
On Jan. 26, 1946, she married Richard Dammeyer who died on March 14, 2003. Survivors include her children, Duane (Marty) Dammeyer of Ojai, Calif.; Daryl (Wanda) Dammeyer of New Bremen; Daran (Jennifer) Dammeyer of Palm Desert, Calif.; grandsons Dustin and Derek Dammeyer; and great-grandson Dakota Dammeyer.
Also surviving are her sisters Mary Jordon of Dallas, Texas; and Ruth (Daniel) Johns of Del City, Okla.; and her brother, Thomas (Barb) Block of Rockford, Ill. Preceding her in death were her sisters, Helen Malmorg, Betty Tansey and Jane Watson; and her brothers, Carl and Paul Block.
Mrs. Dammeyer was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen and a member of the Busy 12 of the church. She was a 1937 graduate of New Bremen High School and loved to played cards and was involved in a number of card clubs. She was a homemaker and had formerly worked at the former Sieberling Latex of New Bremen.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling hours will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the church memorial fund or to the New Bremen Emergency Squad.
Condolences to the family may be left at GilbergHartwigFh.com.