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Mabel L.M. Dammann, 93, of Glencoe

Mabel Dammann
Mabel Lilly Martha (Miller) Dammann, 93, of Glencoe, formerly of Lester Prairie, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Grand Meadows in Glencoe.
 
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 2, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Eric Nelson officiating. Lynn Mueller was the organist. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
 
Casket bearers were Steve Dietel, Michael Dietel, Daniel Griesmann, Brian Baumann, Travis Dammann, Cory Dammann and Benjamin Dammann.
 
Interment was in the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Lester Prairie.
 
Mabel Lilly Martha (Miller) Dammann was born Oct. 25, 1921, in rural Plato, the daughter of Otto and Emma (Dose) Miller. She was baptized as an infant on Nov. 6, 1921, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 14, 1935, both the Rev. Zwintschen at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato. She attended country school in Plato.
 
On Sept. 2, 1945, she was united in marriage to Maynard Ellsworth Dammann by the Rev. R. Ehlen at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato. The couple made their home on a farm in rural Glencoe until 1982, when they moved to Lester Prairie. In June 2014, they moved to Grand Meadows in Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with four daughters and one son, Jane, Laurie, Kathy, Marla and Maurice. On the day of Mrs. Dammann’s funeral, they would have shared 70 years of marriage together.
 
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Dammann was a homemaker and a farm wife. She was an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, was the secretary and the president of the ladies aid, and also a delegate for church conventions. In 1973, she was a delegate for the Hutchinson Zone and went to Mobile, Alabama. She then joined St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, where she also was a member of the LWML, was the secretary and Christian growth delegate to Concordia College in St. Paul.
 
She loved attending and helping at church. She enjoyed making quilts, dish towels and afghans, gardening, baking and canning. She cherished the time spent with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 
She is survived by her husband, Maynard Dammann of Glencoe; daughters, Jane (Dale) Dietel of Lester Prairie, Laurie (Guy) Griesmann of Oronoco, Kathy (David) Baumann of Lester Prairie and Marla (Gordon) Bircholz of Lester Prairie; son, Maurice (Christine) Dammann of Lester Prairie; grandchildren, Steven (Melissa) Dietel, Michael (Jessica) Dietel, Erin (Matt) Herrmann, Sara (Anton) Schmidt, Daniel Griesmann, Jeana Griesmann, Angela (Russ) Ferrara, Michelle Baumann, Brian (Amber) Baumann, Jennifer (Warren) Schmidt, Melissa (Jacob) Mochinski, Kelli (Taz) Fischl, Travis (Ali) Dammann, Cory Dammann and Taylor Kriz; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther Wroge and Elsa (Carl) Selchow, all of Glencoe; sister-in-law, Barbara Dammann of Lester Prairie; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Emma Miller; brother and sister-in-law, Helmuth and Alice Miller; and brothers-in-law, Herbert Wroge and Milan Dammann.
 
Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.