Luella Dammann, 99

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Luella Dammann of Annandale died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the Annandale Care Center. She was 99.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Fairhaven, with Rev. Dave Milz officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, and one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow the funeral service at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery.

Luella Marie Dammann was born Jan. 25, 1910, in South Haven Township to Christian and Augusta C. (Schmidt) Strecker. She was baptized March 6, 1910, and confirmed in her faith June 21, 1924, both at Concordia Lutheran Church. Luella attended South Haven High School.

She was united in marriage to Otto Dammann Dec. 16, 1934, at Concordia Lutheran Church. They celebrated 42 years of marriage together while farming and raising a family in Fairhaven Township, Stearns County. Otto died Aug. 15, 1976, and Luella remained on the farm until she was 90, when she moved to Annandale where she enjoyed her last years.

Luella was a lifetime member of Concordia Lutheran Church, LWML, Ladies Aid Society, Senior Citizens Group, Craft Group, and Bible class member. She also taught Sunday School and summer school. Luella was a past member of Stearns County Homemakers and she volunteered many hours at Pioneer Park as a guide. She enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing, crocheting and quilting. Luella treasured her family and home and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband Otto, son Kenneth, brothers Emil, William, Louis, Theodore, and Lester Strecker, and sisters Anna Markwardt, Laura Rozenberg, and Emma Strecker.

She is survived by her children Delmer (and Carol) of Litchfield, Darlene (and Donald) Oberg of Elk River, daughter-in-law Doreen Dammann of Annandale; five grandchildren Doug (and Carol) Oberg, Diane (and Duane) Fenske, Lori (and Jeff) Chmiel, Tom and Jim Dammann; seven great-grandchildren Steve (and Mary) and Kathy Fenske, Jenny (and Paul) St. Martin, Josh and Jeremy Oberg, Jessica and Katey Chmiel, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

The pallbearers were her great-grandchildren. A special prayer will be offered by Darrell Strecker and soloist will be Sandra Strecker. Memorials are preferred to Concordia Lutheran Church.