Nathan Dammann, 41

Nathan Donald Dammann, age 41, of Hamburg, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 6, 1976, in Minneapolis.

Nathan was baptized Feb. 22, 1976, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hamburg, by the Rev. Meyer; and confirmed his faith April 22, 1990, at the same church with the Rev. Andrix officiating.

Nathan was a member of the Central High School graduating class of 1994. He went on to study at Canby Technical College in Canby, and graduated in 1996.

He was united in marriage with Nikole Beneke Aug. 1, 1998. This union was blessed with daughters Chauntaya and Felesha.

Nathan had worked at Wm. Mueller & Sons in Hamburg, and Hutchinson Auto, prior to beginning his career at S.M. Hentges & Sons Construction in Jordan. He also farmed alongside his father on the Dammann family farm.

He loved to work in his shop, and welcomed the challenge of making something work again. Nathan shared a passion with his father for “Black Smoke” and tractor pulling. He loved to rub others, “If it ain’t red, leave it in the shed!”

Nathan was a very traditional man who cherished time with his family and friends. He was always there when someone needed help. He will be remembered for his easy-going, respectful, kind and caring personality. Nothing could beat the time he spent with his daughters.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sylvia and Roy Biermann, and Edward and Elsie Dammann; and uncles Roger Dammann, and Bill Backen.

Nathan is survived by his loving family: daughters Chauntaya Dammann and Felesha Dammann; parents Donald and Darlene Dammann of Hamburg; sister and brother-in-law Jill and Vance Huwe of Carver; niece Sydney Huwe; fiancée Kaiipo Nikor of Hamburg; aunts and uncles Mavis Backen of Texas, Sandra and Dick Saliny of Crystal, Carol Dammann of Bloomington, and Allan and Karen Dammann of Perham; his dog Magnum; many cousins, other relatives, and dear friends.

A memorial service took place Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg with the Rev. Donald Andrix as officiant. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Family and friends gathered Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, and Saturday one hour prior to the service.

Serving as urn bearers were Bill Wark, Brian Oelfke, Matt Rechtzigel, Dan Goetze, Jason Schroeder, and Jeremy Stoeckmann.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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