Obit: Damm, Edwin H. (1914 - 2008)
Poster: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Allemang, Baumer, Brunner, Damm, Everhard, Hirsch, Ludwig, Ludwig-Damm, Plochocki-Ludwig, Schultz
----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., WI) Thursday, August 14, 2008, Online Edition
Damm, Edwin H. (January 22, 1914 - August 10, 2008)
Edwin H. Damm, 94, Stetsonville, died Sunday, Aug. 10 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, where he had been a patient for the past day.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at Peace United Church of Christ in Dorchester, with Rev. Robert Everhard officiating. Interment will be at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Stetsonville. Pallbearers will be Dick Baumer, Paul Hirsch, Jeff, Doug and Gary Ludwig, Darrel Damm and Mike Allemang.
Edwin Damm was born January 22, 1914 in the Town of Little Black to the late Robert and Mary (Schultz) Damm. He attended Liberty Elementary School in the Town of Little Black and was a graduate of Medford High School. He served in the National Guard from 1935 to 1938.
On August 20, 1938 in Dorchester, he married Myrtle Brunner, who preceded him in death in April 1983.
On November 2, 1985 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville, he married Martha Plochocki-Ludwig, who survives. For 40 years, he and his brother, Harold, ran Damm Saw Mill in Stetsonville from 1938 until his retirement in 1978.
He was a member of Peace United Church of Christ and a past member of the Stetsonville Commercial Club. He was active throughout the years in various church capacities. His special interests were birds, cards, golfing, bowling and gardening. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Stetsonville Fire Department. He was responsible for the Damm Scholarship Fund which was given to Medford High School students each year.
In addition to his wife, Martha Ludwig-Damm of Stetsonville, survivors include his stepchildren, Jan (Paul) Hirsch of Burnsville, Minn., Pat (Dick) Baumer of Owatonna, Minn., Gary (Gabe) Ludwig of Seattle, Wash., Doug (Connie) Ludwig of Green Bay and Deb (Mike) Allemang of Oakdale, Minn.; a stepdaughter-in-law, Elaine Ludwig of Oconomowoc; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren who loved him dearly; a special nephew, Darrel (Gail) Damm of Stetsonville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Terry Ludwig; six brothers; and six sisters.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the family for future designation.
Hemer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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