Adolf Walter "Al" Daumant, 84, of Westminster, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at home, after years of Alzheimer's Dementia.
Born Oct. 28, 1928, in Smilge, Lithuania, he was the son of the late August and Olga Daumant. He was the husband of Marie Daumant, his wife of 49 years.
He immigrated to America in 1952, at the age of 23, through a Lutheran sponsored exchange program, and he was taken in by the family of Stein and Frank Mulligan, of Chestertown. There he learned English and worked, assisting with crops and farm animals, especially their horses. He thought of them as his second family.
He became a United States citizen in February 1954. He served in the Air Force from July 1954 until July 1958 as a staff sergeant in the 85th Air Division. From 1958 until 1962, he attended and graduated from the University of Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.
After college, he began work at Southern States in Westminster, where he met his wife. On their honeymoon he was offered a job as field manager on Umbrian Farms in New Jersey. In February 1968, he started working for R.D. Bowman & Sons, operating their chicken hatchery in Westminster until it closed in 1988. He then worked for Bowman's North Glade Feed in Keymar and retired in 1993. He especially enjoyed working at Bowman's. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
He was known to be hard working and viewed the U.S. as his home. He enjoyed German music, German beer, and German cars.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters and sons-in-law Karen and Robert Langevin, Dianne and Jason Tate, Carmen and Mark Mandl, and Linda Daumant, all of Carroll County; sisters Eda Wisner and Irene Fröhlich, both of Germany; a niece, of Germany; grandchildren Kandice Pearre, Manley, Meredith, Wayne, Cole and James Tate, Abbey and David Mandl, Clayton Langevin, and Landon Barrera; and a great-grandchild, Layla Lagunas.
He was predeceased by a grandchild, Victoria Tate, who died in April 2003.
Per his wishes, his body will be donated to medical science. There will be no public viewing or service.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospital Center's William E. Kalhert Regional Cancer Center, Carroll Hospital Center Foundation, 200 Memorial Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.
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