MALMO — Dwight E. Damar, of rural Malmo, passed away Jan. 25, 2011, at the Aicota Health Center in Aitkin. Dwight was born to Charles and Rose Damar Nov. 4, 1921, in Malmo. His early years were spent at home on the family farm. In 1944 he enlisted in the Army and served two years in the Philippines and Japan. After the war he returned home and spent the rest of his life on the farm his grandfather homesteaded in 1887. Dwight worked as carpenter alongside his brother, Louie. His passions were deer hunting, guns and shooting and enjoyed fine woodworking. He was a member of the NRA and Opstead Baptist Church.
He is survived by his brother-in-law, Herb Hjelm; and nieces and nephews, Dorothy (Larry) Elg, Leroy (Betty) Damar, Ann (Loren) Larson, Rodney (Lynn) Damar, Gordon (Mary) Hjelm, Marcia (Peter) Aagaard, Greg (Pamela) Hjelm. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Louis, Leroy, Haven; and sisters, Margaret and Helen.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at the Opstead Baptist Church, rural Isle. Visitation will be Friday 5-8 p.m. at the church and will continue one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Dwight would be honored with donations to the NRA or Opstead Baptist Church.
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