Eldora Nelda (Witthus) Damlow, age 88, of Norwood Young America, formerly Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2022, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 11:00 A.M., at the Church of Peace in Norwood Young America, MN, with interment at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 A.M., 1 hour prior to the service at the church in Norwood Young America.
Eldora Nelda (Witthus) Damlow was born on August 1, 1934, in Glencoe, Minnesota, to Arthur and Lydia (VonBerge) Witthus. Eldora was baptized as an infant on August 19, 1934, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Helen Township, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 5, 1949, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She received her education in Glencoe and graduated from Glencoe High School with the class of 1953.
On September 15, 1956, Eldora was united in marriage to Everett Damlow at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe by Rev. Fellwock. The couple made their home for a short time in Buffalo Lake, Green Isle, and Glencoe before settling in Norwood Young America. Their marriage was blessed with 4 children, Dale, Debra, Daniel, and David. Eldora and Everett shared 49 years together until Everett passed away on November 17, 2005.
Eldora was employed as a Nurses Aid for Ridgeview in Waconia, Minnesota. She was employed there for many years until her retirement in 2010.
Eldora loved being with her family and making memories with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed having her daily cup of coffee and going out for lunch with family and friends. She also enjoyed reading newspapers and magazines and baking and cooking for her family. She was known to make the best fish at family fish fries! Eldora and Everett enjoyed traveling. They were able to travel to many locations including Korea, Germany, Switzerland, Iceland, and Hawaii. Eldora was a former member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle, Minnesota, and a current member of the Church of Peace in Norwood Young America. She was also an active member of the Green Isle Auxiliary group and the Young America VFW Auxiliary Post 1783.
Eldora passed away on December 8, 2022, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson Minnesota at the age of 88 years. Blessed be her memory.
Eldora is survived by her
Children, Dale Damlow of Jackson, Tennessee,
Debra Iverson of Mayer, MN,
David Damlow of Ramsey, MN;
Grandchildren, Jessica Lewis and her husband, Rob, Christofer Damlow, Mollie Hoese and her husband, Nicholas, Jennifer Iverson;
Great-grandchildren, Chayton Locke, Laura Hoese, Blake Hoese, Owen Hoese;
Sisters-in-law, Clara Witthus of Glencoe, MN,
Diane Damlow of Hutchinson, MN,
Harriet Kollen of Litchfield, MN,
Loretta Svoboda of Hutchinson, MN,
Martina Matthews of Hutchinson, MN;
Brother-in-law, Willard Damlow, and his wife, Carol, of Hutchinson, MN;
Many Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives, and Friends.
Eldora was preceded in death by her Parents, Arthur and Lydia Witthus; Husband, Everett Damlow; Son, Daniel Damlow; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Carl and Lydia Damlow; Brother, Elroy Witthus; Sisters, Loretta Templin and her husband, Herman, Elva Kraemer and her husband, Charles, Delores Unglaub and her husband, Joe; Brothers-in-law, Alfred Damlow, Ervin Damlow, Stanley Svoboda, Kenneth Kollen, Raymond Damlow and his wife, Elsie; Sisters-in-law, Arlene Dubisar and her husband, Jerry, and Dorothy Forcier and her husband, Ervin.
Sylvia Bunke says
So sorry to hear of Eldora passing, you have my sympathy. She was a great lady and we enjoyed our trip to Germany and Ice Land.
Lori Rennecke says
She was a beautiful soul. I still can remember eating her fish. May she now be reunited with all her loved ones in heaven. RIP Eldora.
Cheryl Mallak says
Dale, Debbie and David and families – sending my deepest condolences one the passing of your mom. There are many great memories of both your parents from all the Damlow parties we went to as kids. Your mom had a great sense of humor and laugh and a beautiful smile too. It’s sure not easy saying goodbye – but knowing she’s together again with your dad and Dan hopefully brings you some comfort. Prayers, Peace and HUGS!!