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Donald Curtice Damrow, 87 - July 04, 2015

Donald Curtice Damrow, 87, of Gothenburg, formerly of Holdrege, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
A celebration of life service will take place on Wednesday, July 8, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Holdrege with the Rev. Dr. W. Kirwin Stewart, Jr. officiating. Interment will be at the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege following the service.
Damrow was born May 23, 1928, at Roca, the youngest of four children born to George and Hattie (Eis) Damrow. He received his education in Roca where he graduated from Rokeby High School with the Class of 1945. He then pursued higher education at the University of Nebraska Ag College in Lincoln.
On June 16, 1948, he was united in marriage to Velma “June” Miller. To this union, four children were born. The couple engaged in farming near Roca until moving to a farm north of Holdrege in 1951, where he continued to farm and raise livestock.
Damrow’s life revolved around family, the farm, cattle sales and after working on the farm, he loved to go dancing, said family members. On May 5, 1996, he was preceded in death by his wife, June.
?In later years, he moved from Holdrege to Gothenburg where his son and daughter-in-law reside.
?He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Phelps-Gosper Livestock Feeders and the Elks and Eagles Clubs.
?Damrow was preceded in death by: his two sons—Dick and Marty Damrow; two brothers—Paul and Harvey Damrow; a sister, Grace Walvoord and her husband, Marvin.
Survivors include: his daughter, Linda (Gordon) Slothower of Springdale, AR; his son, Dennis (Sherry) Damrow of Gothenburg; daughters-in-law—Mary Jen Bear of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Jodi Damrow of Holdrege; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law—Grace Damrow of Roca and Marilyn (John) Wedburg of Verona, WI; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorials are suggested to the Phelps County Community Foundation.