Frederick Alvin Dammeyer Jr.
138 N Avenue B
Somerton, AZ
Frederick Alvin Dammeyer Jr.

January 4, 1953 - August 22, 2021

Frederick Alvin Dammeyer Jr. aka Santa, 68, passed away on August 22 nd, 2021 in Yuma, Arizona. He was born on January 4th, 1953 in Annapolis, Maryland.

He is survived by his son Frederick Alvin Dammeyer III, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Dammeyer, his grandchildren Jacob, Chloe, Lucy, Emily and his sister Diane Narrow.

He was a proud patriot who served his country in the Marines and served the Yuma community as an educator. He was a dedicated member and past Exalted Ruler at Elks Lodge #476. He brought joy to many with his year-round Santa spirit. His jolly presence and stellar style will truly be missed. Rest in peace Pops.

Celebration of life will be Friday, October 1st, 2021 at 4pm at the Elks Lodge, 1917 W. 32nd Street in Yuma, Arizona.

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Published by Yuma Sun on Sep. 19, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
Elks Lodge
1917 W. 32nd Street, Yuma, AZ
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Such a wonderful friend , we always had lots too talk about, I had promised to take him to the christmas show in Phoenix this fall The trans Siberian Orchestra, I wish he could of seen it, I know he would of loved it. You will be missed, my friend
Brenda Johnson
October 2, 2021
A lot of good times we have had. Now you can "see as far as you can see!" Love you.
Mark & Susan Knox
September 29, 2021
Will always remember meeting Santa with my grand kids. I think we met him twice and he use to come to my son Jeff Youngs work at Harley Davidson shop. Great person! RIP
Kathy Young and Grand children
September 19, 2021
R. I. P. You will always have a Special place in our memory. You light up lives! Thanks for being a part of our life.
Anne and Dennis Small
September 10, 2021
R.I.P. my brother. We always had great time in the Corp and out of the Corp. Your laugh will always ring in my mind.
Samuel Charles
September 7, 2021
Fred will be deeply missed. He was an awesome teacher at Forth Avenue and an awesome teacher of life. To my fellow Marine brother, you will be missed. He really made a difference in so many lives. I know he will be remembered with love. Semper Fidelis.
Tomas Salviejo
August 30, 2021
I met Fred through my husband Jerry. He was a wonderful and happy person both as a marine and an ex marine. He made children very happy including my own being Santa. I will always love and miss him rest in peace my friend
Barbara Lillie
August 30, 2021
My husband, Larry, was in the Marine Corps with Fred. They met in Japan at H&MS12, in 1975. Then Larry and Fred both came to Yuma in 1976. That is when I met Fred and we have been friends ever since. A good Marine and man.
Catherine Pendley
August 28, 2021
Fred, you were our brother from another Mother. Loved you so much. You will finally see Joe again. Rest well my love
Helen Coleman
August 27, 2021
Uncle Fred rest easy. He dated my aunt years ago well I was about 10 years old I am 54 now. I used to make fried hot dog sandwiches he ate them I always thought it was his favorite come to find out about 12 years I saw him he told me he never liked hot dog sandwiches he only ate them because I was so excited to cook for him . I was shocked but it was funny. I love you
Kimmer Magill
August 27, 2021
Fred will miss our early morning talks. Love you in life as I will in your death. RIP my old friend
Mary Jones
August 27, 2021
Very Saddened on Your Passing Classmate. Enjoyed our good times in High School and catching up in later years on FB. Found great respect for you for the joy in playing Santa for the kids.
John L Felbinger
August 27, 2021
So sorry to hear this. We went to West Annapolis Elementary together.
Billy Evans
August 27, 2021
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