Virgil F. Dammann, 89
Delavan Virgil Franklin Dammann was born on Aug. 19, 1930, to Albert and Bertha (Denekas) Dammann in George, Iowa. Following his birth, the family moved to Ruthton. Virgil graduated from Ruthton High School. Virgil married Delores Schwebach on Oct. 10, 1959. Virgil was drafted into the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged. He then continued to live on the family farm. The couple was blessed with three children before moving to California in the early ’60s where he worked as an electrician. Virgil and Delores welcomed four more children into their family. In 1993, the couple moved to Delavan. On Feb. 11, 2008, he lost his wife, Delores. He continued to live at home.
Virgil, age 89, of Delavan, formerly of Ruthton, died peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at the United Hospital District in Blue Earth. A funeral service was held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton. Interment followed at Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Ruthton. Hartquist Funeral Home Tyler Chapel was entrusted with arrangements. To view Virgil’s life history or sign an online registry please visit www.hartquistfuneral.com.
He is remembered by six children, Allen (Carolyn), Dean (Amy), Debra (Mark) Herndon, Mark (Tina), Tammy, and Albert (Jessica); 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores; daughter, Sandra; parents, Albert and Bertha Dammann; parents in-law, William and Mildred Schwebach; sister and brother-in-law, Viola and Paul Kittleson; sister and brother-in-law, Magdalene and Clare Peterson; and sisters-in-law, Barbara and Tammy Schwebach.