MARSHFIELD, WI—Bertha “Bert” Dammann, 89, resident at Three Oaks Living Center in Marshfield, WI, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, surrounded by family.
A funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 5, at Rembs Funeral Home in Marshfield, WI. Chaplain Virgil Voight officiated. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in the Town of Sherry, Wood County, WI.
Bert was born Oct. 10, 1931, to Perter J. and Sue Westra in Boyden, IA. She worked various jobs growing up. She married Darrell Dammann on Feb. 14, 1953, in Boyden, IA. They farmed in Iowa for a few years before moving to Vesper, WI, in 1959. She was employed for 33 years at Bethel Convalescent Center/Bethel Living Center before retiring to care for her husband Darrell until his passing in 2002.
She is lovingly survived by her five children: Cole (Sheila) Dammann of Vesper, Wanda Trader, Crystal Dammann, Laura Kieffer, all of Arpin and Clyde Dammann of Pittsville; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Suzanna Van Kekerix of Sheldon, IA, Hermina (Daryl) Hillbrands of George, IA; two brothers, Marlowe (Lulu) Westra of Tacoma, WA, Ronald Westra of Tallahassee, FL; two sisters-in-law, Alma Westra of Sheldon, IA, Nita Dammann of Rock Valley, IA; many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Perter J. and Sue Westra; in-laws, Clarence and Carrie Dammann; husband, Darrell; son-in-law, Phillip Trader; granddaughter, Reva Trader; brothers, Roger Westra and Jacob Westra; brothers-in-law, Howard Van Kekerix, Merle Dammann and Cletus Gacke; sister-in-law, Leona Gacke.