August 10, 1961 - October 23, 2021
Darwin Charles, son of Walter and Malinda (Otto) Dammann, was born August 10, 1961, in Carroll, Iowa. He grew up south of Manning in Audubon County and graduated from Manning High School in 1979. After graduation, Darwin began farming and, starting in about 1990, he also began trucking.
In the early 1980s, Darwin was united in marriage with Darcy Lohrmann and two sons were born to this marriage. The couple divorced in the early 2000s. It was about this time that he gave up farming and turned to trucking full time.
Darwin met Liz Richards in late 2009, and they made their home in Avoca. Together they expanded his trucking business, Double D Express. On July 11, 2015, Darwin joined Liz in marriage.
Darwin was a hard worker. He enjoyed driving truck, long phone conversations with fellow truckers, fishing with his grandchildren, yard work, and above all, spending time with his family and grandchildren.
On Saturday, October 23, 2021, Darwin died in a truck accident in Wichita, Kansas. He was 60 years, 2 months and 13 days of age.
Darwin is survived by his wife Liz Dammann of Avoca; his children: Nick (Brittany) Dammann of Denison; Jon Dammann of Manilla; Daniel Read of Omaha; Michaela Mason of Hooper, NE; Justin (Shelby) Mason of Weeping Water, Nebraska; and Krystal Richards of Weeping Water, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren: Courtney, Hunter, Katrina, Krystin, Ava, Leeam, Addy, Lizzy, Emmy and Taytum; a great-grandson Breccan; two sisters: Diane (Larry) Cross of Waukee and Darlis (Rex) Wambold of Van Meter; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Darryl Dammann.
Funeral Service was held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Calvary Baptist Church, Manning, Iowa
Phil Stracke, Officiated
Prerecorded Music Selections were "One More Day" By Diamond Rio, I'm Already There" By Lonestar, "When I Get Where I'm Going" By Brad Paisley and "Save The Roses" by Lee Brice
Casket Bearers were Matt Scheuring, Steven Irlmeier, Grant Stracke, Klay Ramsey, Chance Gruhn and Andy Nieland
Honorary Casket Bearers were all of Darwin's Grandchildren
Interment will be held at a later date at the Manning Cemetery, Manning, Iowa