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Some Dahns Obit

Posted: 29 Apr 2009 8:38AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 29 Apr 2009 8:46AM GMT
Surnames: Dahms, Wendt, Diedrich, Charlton, DeVries, Burkhart, Ketelsen, Gruemmer, Johnson, Fischer, Gimm, Krenz
WILTON, Iowa - Kathleen S. Dahms, 83, of Walcott, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at the Wilton Care Center in Wilton.

Services will be at Bentley Funeral Home in Durant. The Rev. David Lawson will officiate. The pianist will be Mabyn Fox. Burial will be at the Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery in Davenport. Memorials may be made to the Iowa City Hospice.

Mrs. Dahms was born on Nov. 27, 1916, in Groton, S. D., the daughter of Hartwig and Lillie Wendt Diedrich. She married Thomas G. Dahms on Jan. 20, 1937, in Davenport.

She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Durant High School in 1934.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Dahms of Walcott; two daughters, Christine Charlton of Davenport and Pam Dahms of Davenport; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hartwig Diedrich; a son, Thomas Dahms; two sisters, Corine DeVries and Marie Burkhart.
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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Reynold H. Dahms, 93, Muscatine, died on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the Wilton Retirement Community, Wilton.

Services are at Bentley Funeral Home, Durant. The Rev. Leland Eyres will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Mabyn Fox. Pallbearers are Doug Dahms, Gary Hartman, Tom Tilton, Dale Jones, Don Snavely and Verle Sywassink. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Martz Sr., Robert Brink, Jerome Henke, Daryl Sywassink, Richard Stammer and Jerry Kretschmar. Burial will be at the Durant Cemetery, Durant.

Memorials may be made to the Wilton Retirement Community.

Mr. Dahms was born on July 11, 1909, in New Liberty, the son of Henry and Rosa Ketelsen Dahms. He married Dorothy Gruemmer on Dec. 22, 1934, in Davenport. She preceded him in death on May 22, 1985.

He farmed in Muscatine, Scott and Cedar counties until retiring in 1975.

He was a member of the Muscatine County Farm Bureau and a former member of the Muscatine Moose Lodge. He enjoyed going for drives and dancing in his early years.

Survivors include a son, Dean Dahms and his wife, Sharon, of Muscatine; a grandson, Doug Dahms and his wife, Sherry, of Portland, Ore.; a stepgreat-granddaughter, Crystal Johnson of Portland; a brother, T. Gaylen Dahms of Durant; and a sister, Lovel Fischer of Davenport.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Elsie Gimm; and a granddaughter, Lori Krenz.

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