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Kenneth E. Dammeyer, 73, a resident of rural Churubusco, passed away Tuesday evening, Aug. 17, 2010 at the family residence in Smith Township. He had been in declining health for some time, and had been seriously ill since January.
Mr. Dammeyer was born Jan. 2, 1937 in St. Mary’s, Ohio, a son of Leon and Ada (Moeller) Dammeyer. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1955, and as a young man served with the U.S. Army National Guard.
While living in Ohio he was engaged in farming and served with the St. Mary’s Volunteer Fire Department. He later lived in Fort Wayne for a period before moving to Churubusco in 1988. Along with his wife, he owned and operated Deluxe Satellite in Churubusco for 16 years, retiring from there in 2002. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Churubusco. In his leisure time he enjoyed antique tractors, camping, all types of outdoor activities, and most especially loved and cherished his family.
The surviving relatives include his wife, Renee; six children, Nick (Stephanie Onax) Shiriaev, Michelle (Jerry) Love and Adam (Brandi Ianucilli) Dammeyer, all of Churubusco, and Ken Allen (Shirley) Dammeyer, Beth Slife, and Leisa (Kurt) Arnett, all of St. Mary’s, Ohio; a sister, Jean (Stanley) Schroerer of St. Mary’s, Ohio; a daughter-in-law Sheila Dammeyer of St. Mary’s, Ohio; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeff P. Dammeyer; and a sister Eileen Briner.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Sheets and Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Lane Burgland, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Churubusco Volunteer Fire Department or the Wolf Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. To leave a condolence for the family in Mr. Dammeyer’s memory, log onto www.sheetsandchilds.net.