DAMMANN JULIE ANN DAMMANN Julie Ann Dammann, age 51, passed away on November 13, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Roseville, MN on May 23, 1959, to Mrs. Ervina and the late Dr. Paul Hasbargen. After celebrating their wedding anniversary on November, 12, Julie is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Rolf and their daughters, Monika (15) and Paula (13) of Arlington, VA.; as well as her sister Linda Bazille, and husband, Brad, of Emerald, WI; mother-in-law, Leslie Morton of Gainesville, VA; and her father-in-law Rolf Dammann Sr. of Nashua, NH. Julie attended Alexander Ramsey High School in Roseville, MN (1977), and then became a proud Golden Gopher and graduate of the University of Minnesota (1980), where she was an Economics and Political Science major. After graduating, Julie commenced a long career in service to the country she loved. Her career in the United States Senate began as a Legislative Assistant to Sen. Rudy Boschwitz (R-MN). Twenty-five years later, she retired from the U.S. Senate as the Chief of Staff to Sen. Christopher S. "Kit" Bond (R-MO), after serving on his staff since 1987. Throughout her career, Julie played a role in the passage of major pieces of legislation including: The Federal Highway Reauthorization Bills of 1992, 1998 and 2005; the 1987 Farm Credit Act; the 1991 Clean Air Act Amendments; the 1992 Family Medical Leave Act; and the 2002 Help America Vote Act. In 2005, after retiring from the U.S. Senate, Julie joined Ogilvy Government Relations as a Senior Vice President, where she continued her work on various transportation and appropriations issues. Throughout her life, Julie was an accomplished athlete, including playing on the University of Minnesota basketball team. Her lifelong love of sports continued into her adult life as an avid golfer and a formidable soccer player. She was a long-time fan of all Minnesota sports, especially the Vikings and the Minnesota Twins, having attended multiple games during the 1987 World Series. Julie's focus on family and work was only equaled by the intensity with which she followed her Minnesota teams, remembering every play from every game. The passion with which Julie lived her life will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family will receive guests on Friday, November 19, 2010 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1801 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA with a private interment to follow. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts will be received for the "Julie Dammann Family Education Trust". Donations may be sent to: Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, L.L.P., 510 King Street, Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314. www.everlyfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Washington Post on November 16, 2010