July 7, 2021
Mary Dammann, 90, of George, Iowa, died Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon, Iowa.
Funeral service was Monday, July 12, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, George, with interment in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, George.
Mary Ellen Greene was born July 5, 1931, in Smithland, Iowa, to Rose (Coleman) and Edward Greene. She grew up in Anthon, Iowa, graduated high school and attended Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where she received a teaching degree in physical education, English and science. She moved to George in 1955 where she began her teaching and coaching career.
On July 16, 1956, she married Orval “Butch” Dammann. They farmed near George and she taught K-12 physical education and coached basketball. She later taught middle school language arts, retiring after 31 years at George Community School. Her husband passed away in November 1998. She had been a resident of Fieldcrest Assisted Living the past five years.
Survivors include two daughters, Cher Vollink of Milford, Iowa, and Jackie Dammann of Quitman Texas; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Edward.