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Myron E. Dammann, 89

Published 7:18 pm Thursday, March 28, 2024

Myron E. Dammann, 89

Myron Ernest Dammann, age 89, passed away on March 24, 2024.

Myron was a lifelong farmer and livestock breeder in rural Elkton, Minnesota. He graduated from Elkton High School in 1953. In 1957, he graduated with High Distinction from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. degree in Animal Science and Plant Industry. He was a member of the University of Minnesota Livestock Judging Team. Following Graduate work, he returned to the farm full time in 1959. Myron proudly served in the Minnesota National Guard and Army Reserve from 1959 to 1965.

On June 6, 1970, he married Lenore Thune Anderson at the Little Cedar Lutheran Parsonage in Adams and together they operated Triple M Farm.


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Myron began breeding Berkshire Swine in 1948 as a 4-H project and continued until the present. Numerous champions were shown at local, state, and national shows. In 1955, he was selected to attend the National 4-H Club Congress as Minnesota’s Outstanding Pig Club Member and in 1956, he was presented the Liebenstein Award as Mower County’s Outstanding 4-H Member. In 1992, he was inducted into the Mower County Livestock Hall of Fame, was presented the 1994 Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Pork Producers Association; and in 1998 received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Berkshire Association. Myron served on the boards of the Mower County Pork Producers and the American Berkshire Association. He also did voluntary work associated with biochemistry for the National Pork Producers Council in the 1970’s.

Myron was a strong believer in people friendly, animal friendly, community friendly, and environmentally friendly sustainable agriculture. His hobbies included classical music, reading, historical sites, and nature.

He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Elkton; confirmed at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dexter Township; and a long-time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Elkton.

Myron was preceded in death by his wife, Lenore. He is survived by his stepdaughter, Laurie (Keith) Hanson of North Mankato, MN; stepson, Kim (Debbie) Anderson of Adams, MN; and many extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2024, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 65033 220th St., Elkton, MN, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Worlein-Hoff Funeral Homes are assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

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