Daniel J. Dammer
May 2, 1966 ~ May 8, 2013
Daniel Jay Dammer, 47, of Sioux Falls, went to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, after losing his battle with Esophageal Cancer on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
Visitation and funeral services will be held at Celebrate Community Church main campus in Sioux Falls at 16th & Sycamore Avenue.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 13, 2013, from 7-9 pm at Celebrate Community Church in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will begin at 11:00am, Tuesday, May 14, at Celebrate Community Church with Pastor Keith Loy officiating. Interment will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Sioux Falls.
Daniel J. Dammer was born on May 2, 1966, in Sioux Falls to Carl and Darlene (Rupkalvis) Dammer. He was raised and educated in Sioux Falls for the entirety of his youth. Dan was a 1984 graduate of Lincoln High School. On June 1, 1985, Dan married his high school sweetheart, Angie Brincks. The two of them met while employed at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Their Holy Union was blessed with 4 beautiful children.
Dan was an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and enjoyed taking his family to Lincoln, NE for a game or simply hosting game day football parties at his home. Dan also enjoyed watching NASCAR races with all of his favorite boys. Dan also cherished the memories made on family vacations; he had a special love for the beach. Trips to Disney World were enchanted moments; he loved to see the magic in his family’s eyes. While in high school, Dan picked up the hobby of photography. This passion carried over into his adult life. Capturing every precious moment was important to him.
Dan spent over 35 years in the restaurant industry. Although food was an important part of the business, his true passion was people. He lived to serve those around him. Being with and enjoying family was a priority to Dan. His love for family extended well beyond his nuclear family. He had a true passion and love for all people. Throughout his many years and positions in leadership, he was always a great mentor and teacher and he always had an ear or shoulder for anyone. His love for people was most apparent through his Caring Bridge site which became a type of daily devotional for many. Through his daily writings, Dan ministered to hundreds and brought many to an initial or renewed relationship with Christ. While battling a daunting foe in cancer, spreading God’s Word became his mission and greatest priority. Dan was recently described as a “giant of a man.” This was true about so many aspects of him. He was large in stature, had enormous love for all people, carried the biggest heart of any man, and was a colossal example of what it meant to live life looking out for others.
Dan will be deeply missed by his lovely wife, Angie (of 27 years in marriage); 4 amazing children – Jacob Dammer, Sioux Falls; Lacey and Jason Gervais, and son Chase, Sioux Falls; Gabriel and Grace Dammer, Sioux Falls; His mom and dad, Carl and Darlene Dammer, Sioux Falls; Angie’s parents, Jerry and Jeannie Brincks, Sioux Falls; three brothers, Todd and Nan Dammer, Sioux Falls; Terry Dammer, Sioux Falls; Russ and Kim Dammer, Parker, CO; half-sister Deb Mofle, Chaska, MN; sister, Aimee and Dan Roehrs, San Antonio, TX; & a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins and precious friends.