July 14, 1910 ~ July 8, 2000
J. F. 'Bud' Dammann passed away at his home on Saturday, July 8, 2000. He was born July 14, 1910, in Pueblo, Colorado to Julius and Emma Dammann. Bud was a local business man. He managed the family Groceterias business prior to his service in WWII, serving in 1945 and 1946. In 1947, he started a welding distributor business and owned Industrial Gas Products and Supply for over 50 years. He was involved in many community activities: past member of USC Foundation Board, PCC Vocational Board, Colorado Penitentiary Vocational Board, YMCA Board, PEDCO and 4-H Livestock Fair Supporter. As a mason he was a member of Pueblo Lodge No. 17, A.F. & A.M., Al Kaly Shrine and Jesters Club, B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 90, Pueblo Country Club, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, American Welding Society, Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He was a member of the 'original' 30 Club and a past president of Knife and Fork. Bud was active in sports in his early youth at Centennial High School and later at Colorado Agricultural College (now CSU) in Fort Collins. Some of his athletic awards include: Centennial High School Football Hall of Fame, Greater Pueblo Hall of Fame and CSU Honor Alumnus Award. Bud is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth Counter Dammann; two sons, Julius 'Jay' Dammann and his wife, Florence of Pueblo and John H. 'Jack' Dammann and his wife, Jo of Colorado Springs, Colorado and five grandchildren, Michael Dammann of San Antonio, Texas, Karen Dammann Sausker of Englewood, Colorado, David Dammann of Pueblo, Ann Moore of Aurora, Colorado and Deborah Mirkovich of Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Taylor and Louise Poe and survived by sisters, Turza Brown of La Junta, Colorado and Vera French of Greeley, Colorado. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, July 16, 2000 at First Presbyterian Church, 10th & Court St., with the Reverend Dr. John Ross officiating. A reception will be held at the Pueblo Country Club, 3200 Eighth Avenue, immediately following the memorial service. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make memorial contributions to the University of Southern Colorado Foundation or to the Pueblo Community College Foundation through the funeral home.