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Joseph Dannenmaier Obituary
JOSEPH H. 'DANNE' DANNEMAIER, 87 ROCKFORD - Joseph H. "Danne" Dannenmaier, 87, of Rockford, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Born Aug. 29, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Walter Christian and Clara Anna (Hardwig) Dannenmaier. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a member of the Navy V12 Group. He married Clara Ann Muenz June 25, 1949, in Mt. Tabor Evangelical and Reform Church, St. Louis, Mo. She predeceased him in September 1998. Graduate of Culver Military Academy and the Illinois Institute of Technology, then received his Master's degree from Oklahoma State University. Joseph was an engineer employed by Conoco and DuPont. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and was a Mason. Also member of Grace Episcopal Church, Ponca City, Okla. Joseph enjoyed reading, planting trees, and spending time with his family, and he was an avid "do-it-yourselfer", creating unique furniture and boats. He was a lifetime leftie who could do anything he set his mind to. He is survived by his children, Ruth (George) Ratliff of Owasso, Okla., Dr. Bill (Dr. Jessica) Dannenmaier of Rockford, and Joe (Laura Starks) Dannenmaier of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Tom (KyAnna Cherry) and Catherine Ratliff, Jake (Lehla), Mike, Kay, and Bill Dannenmaier; and brother, Bill Dannenmaier of Tennessee. Predeceased by his sister, Ethel VanCleve. Private family service will be held in Oklahoma. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army Rockford Temple Corps, 500 S. Rockford Ave., Rockford, IL 61104. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2014
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