Dorothy Dammer

Dorothy Dammer

  • Funeral Date: 1/16/17
  • Funeral Time: 11:00 am
  • Date of Birth: 3/22/30
  • Date of Death: 1/06/17
  • Funeral Location: Bierman Funeral Home

Dorothy Dammer, age 86, of Northfield passed away Friday, January 6, at the Northfield Long Term Care Center. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am Monday, January 16 at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Dorothy Lucille Bickel was born March 22, 1930 in Northfield. She was the daughter of Henry and Rachel (Cleland) Bickel. She grew up on the family farm near Dennison where she spent many happy hours riding her pony, helping with chores, and attending country school.

When she was a young woman she met Ed Dammer who was working at a neighboring farm. They were married on July 7, 1951. After Ed’s military service, they resided in Faribault, MN and Indianola, IA. Dorothy, Ed and their young daughters moved back to Northfield in 1961.

Dorothy worked in various doctor offices in Northfield. Later she was employed by St. Olaf College. She loved working in the dormitories where she became a second mom to many lonely college students.

Dorothy was very active with the Mainstreet Moravian Church where she served on many committees and assisted with countless church events. Her helpful and caring nature and sense of humor were valued by one and all. She enjoyed socializing with friends and neighbors and her door was always open to anyone who wanted to drop by for coffee and a chat.

Dorothy Dammer is survived by daughters Jan (Mark) Tiggas of Eden Prairie, Sandy (Kevin) Schum of Edina; Granddaughter Kara (Taylor) Cisco; Grandson Andrew Schum; Great Granddaughters August and Avery Cisco; Sister-in-Law Norma Bickel; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Ed; brother Donald Bickel; and sister Mildred Zimmerman.

Memorials can be made to the Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center or Mainstreet Moravian Church.

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