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Age 93 - Jan 23, 2013
David City, NE. Passed away on January 23, 2013. He was born on August 4, 1919 to Frederick and Marie (Backhaus) Dahmke, on a farm southeast of Millard, NE near Chalco, NE. He graduated from Millard High School in 1935. In December 1941 he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. Chris and Eulalia Engel were married on November 16, 1947. They lived in Columbus, NE until 1956, where Chris worked at the Central Electric & Gas Company. They moved to Osceola, NE in 1957 and to David City in 1971. He retired from Minnegasco in 1982. He served as President of the David City Rotary Club in 1974-75. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Pawnee Shrine Club, and Sesostris Shrine Club. In 1992, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the David City Chamber of Commerce, and in 1993 he received the Grand Master's Humanitarian Award from the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia, Elkhorn, NE; son, Mark, Lincoln, NE; sister, Mary Ann Steinauer; nieces and nephews, Linda Keller, Bellevue, NE, Maire Estar, Hamilton, MT, Teri Schupe, Madison, NE, Ernie Steinauer, Nantucket Island, MA, Bob Steinauer, Spokane, WA, and Gerry Steinauer, Aurora, NE. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eulalia; his sister, Thelma Dahmke Nisley; and parents, Fred and Marie (Backhaus) Dahmke.
MEMORIAL SERVICE 11am Wednesday, February 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbus. Memorial gifts to Jackson Cemetery, Duncan, NE; Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbus; David City Library; David City Rotary Club; or the Butler County Health Care Center.
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Feb. 3, 2013