Celebrating the life of Roumaine Mildred Laue-Dammerman
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After graduating, Roumaine met and later married Harold Dammermann of rural Altamont, Illinois on December 16, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri. Harold and Roumaine started married life on the family farm and were members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Shumway, Illinois. The couple enjoyed the old-time barn dances, sightseeing trips, and raising one daughter. Socializing together was enjoyed until Harold’s death on October 7, 1981.
She liked being a farm wife and mother and helped with the farming. She also tended the chickens, enjoyed gardening, canning and mowing. She later transferred her membership to Faith Lutheran Church, Shumway, where she served on a building committee , helped with the ice cream socials, the soup suppers and made delicious pies. Roumaine was a lifelong member of the Effingham County Farm Bureau and received the honor of being the oldest member since 1944. Besides having to being alone for many years, she had a good life and was thankful to be able to stay the last four years with her daughter.
Roumaine leaves behind one daughter, Theda Rincker of Altamont, Illinois. Two grandchildren, Miles Rincker of Indianapolis, Indiana and Chantelle and her husband Jason Stroder of Troy, Illinois and two great grandchildren, Jaxon and Greyson Stroder, one brother Orville Laue of Effingham, Illinois as well as 2 nieces and 6 great nephews and 4 great, great nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Harold, sister-in-law Thelma Laue and one great nephew.
Memorials may be directed to the Aniridia Foundation International (AFI) assistance to people born with vision problems like grandson Jaxon) PO Box #41, Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin 54545, and or The Alzheimer’s Association, St. Jude’s Hospital or Faith Lutheran Church of Shumway, Illinois.
Christian Burial Rites will be conducted in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery also in Shumway following the funeral service.
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114 West Washington Ave.
Altamont, IL 62411
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Shumway, IL 62461
Visitation will be prior to funeral service