David I. Lammers

David Irwin Lammers, age 67, of Hartington, Nebraska died on Friday, November 18, 2022 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, surrounded by his family, after a two-and-a-half year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fordyce with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating.  Burial will be at St. John the Baptist cemetery in Fordyce.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Keith Becker, Chase Lammers, Curtis Lammers, Nathan Lammers, Scott Lammers, Terry Manas, Bob Steffen, and Ronnie Steffen.  Honorary pallbearers will be his extended family, godchildren, friends, and neighbors.

David Irwin was born on August 17, 1955 in Yankton, SD to Hugo William and Hildegarde Theresa (Arens) Lammers.  He grew up on the family farm west of Hartington and attended West Catholic Elementary School in Fordyce and Menominee, and graduated from Hartington Cedar Catholic High School in 1973.  Dave received his Associate Degree in Diesel Mechanics from Northeast Technical Community College in Norfolk.  After college, Dave came back and began working on the farm with his brothers.  They raised livestock and grain and he continued to work up until his death.  David married Lori Anne Manas on June 1, 2001 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton, SD.  They were blessed with three children – Blaine, Jenna, and Ryan.

Dave was proud to be a fourth generation American Farmer.  He was a member of St. John the Baptist church and was previously on its parish council and finance committee.  Dave had been a member and officer for the Cedar County Cattlemen’s Association.  He enjoyed his faith, family, and friends, and attending his children’s activities throughout the years. Dave was a great Boy Scout Dad, enjoyed Jenna’s dance events, and hunting and fishing with his kids.  Dave was a “Jack of All Trades” and always willing to help his neighbor.  Dave and Lori have fond memories of the family trips and adventures that they had enjoyed.  He also was good at providing a quick-witted remark to a conversation.

Dave is survived by his wife Lori of Hartington; three children, Blaine, Jenna, and Ryan all of Hartington; four siblings Mary Jean (Jerry) Steffen of Crofton, Allen (Carol) Lammers of Hartington, Darrell (Jean) Lammers of Hartington, Anita Kneifl of Sioux Falls, SD; sisters-in-law Marcella Lammers of Yankton, SD, Patricia Lammers of Fremont, and Glendy Lammers of Hartington; and many nieces and nephews.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents Hugo and Hildegarde Lammers; three brothers Marvin, Vernon and Merlin Lammers; and a sister Denelda Becker.

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26 response to "David I. Lammers"

  1. By: Laverta Mauch Posted: November 19, 2022

    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of David. May God bless you with the grace and strength to deal with the grief

  2. By: THERESA SCHREINER Posted: November 20, 2022

    So sorry to hear of your loss, You are all in my prayers. May your beautiful memories with Dave provide comfort and peace. God bless you Lori, Blaine, Jenna and Ryan.
    Love & Prayers,

  3. By: Craig & AmySue Kleinschmit-Anderson Posted: November 20, 2022

    Lori & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless You Always

  4. By: Karen Saboe Posted: November 20, 2022

    My heart is broken for you Lori and your family. David was an awesome man with a big heart. Makston and I really enjoyed the time we spent at your farm learning stuff from him thru Cub Scouts. You are in my thoughts and am sending prayers for strength and peace for you and the family.

  5. By: Rev.Michael Schmitz Posted: November 20, 2022

    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of David. He was a great person and will remember him and family in my prayers.

  6. By: Linda Abbott Posted: November 21, 2022

    My deepest sympathy to you. He was a great person
    My prayers for the family

  7. By: susie rabe Posted: November 21, 2022

    Dear Lori and Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. God be with you all in the days ahead. Thinking of you and sending prayers your way.

  8. By: Ann Fisher Posted: November 21, 2022

    So, so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. May happy memories ease your grief. Thinking of you always, especially during this sad time.

  9. By: John and Jean Vavra Posted: November 22, 2022

    Lori, we are really feeling for you and your children. A loss for you without your husband and father; but no more pain for Dave. Oh what a calm and peace it must be for Dave with Jesus, and sending special blessings for each of you.
    You will treasure all those special memories you all have as a family. God Bless You All. Love and prayers,

    John & Jean Vavra

  10. By: Todd Becker Posted: November 23, 2022

    Prayers for David’s family. The troop was blessed to share time with David in Troop 102 Boy Scouts. He will be missed in the troop. God Bless and Scout on in Heaven David!

  11. By: Liz VerSteeg Posted: November 23, 2022

    Dear Lori, Blaine, Jenna & Ryan,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Dave was a really great guy. I’m happy to call him “friend.”

  12. By: Martin & VerLynn Kneifl Posted: November 23, 2022

    Lori, our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. It’s been years since we’ve seen you, but we’ve never forgotten you. The Kneifls are sending thoughts and prayers your way.

  13. By: Betty LaVelle Posted: November 23, 2022

    Oh, the heartbreak you must be feeling. I’m so glad that Dave got to spend years with the kids as they were teens and older. They must have wonderful memories of their father.

  14. By: Lori Posted: November 27, 2022

    Thank you, Laverta.

  15. By: Lori Posted: November 27, 2022

    Thank you, Theresa.

  16. By: Lori Posted: November 27, 2022

    Thank you, Amy and Craig

  17. By: Lori Posted: November 29, 2022

    Thank you, Karen.

  18. By: Lori Posted: November 29, 2022

    Thank you, Father Mike.

  19. By: Lori Posted: November 29, 2022

    Thank you, Linda.

  20. By: Lori Posted: November 29, 2022

    Thank you, Susie.

  21. By: Lori Posted: November 29, 2022

    Thank you, Ann.

  22. By: Lori Posted: November 29, 2022

    Thank you, John and Jean.

  23. By: Lori Posted: November 29, 2022

    Thank you, Todd.

  24. By: Lori Posted: November 29, 2022

    Thank you, Liz.

  25. By: Lori Posted: November 29, 2022

    Thank you, Martin and Verlynn.

  26. By: Lori Posted: November 29, 2022

    Thank you, Betty.

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