Rev. John DamonThe Rev. John Damon, 92, Fessenden, N.D., died Friday, July 23, 2010, at St. Aloisius Nursing Home, Harvey, N.D. The Rev. Damon was born Nov. 5, 1917, at Hastings, Iowa, the son of William and Dora (Gallagher) Damon.
The Rev. John Damon, 92, Fessenden, N.D., died Friday, July 23, 2010, at St. Aloisius Nursing Home, Harvey, N.D.
The Rev. Damon was born Nov. 5, 1917, at Hastings, Iowa, the son of William and Dora (Gallagher) Damon. He was raised and received his early education in Omaha, Neb., and later Council Bluffs, Iowa. He completed his high school at Tabor, Iowa, and enrolled in the Tabor Bible College where he received a degree in theology. He married Wanda Mitchell on May 19, 1945, at Tabor. They served area churches there for a short time. They lived and ministered in several communities, including Brainard, Neb., Batesland, S.D., Clarinda, Sioux City, Bloomfield, Glenwood, Shenandoah, and Ottumwa, all Iowa, and Fessenden and Fargo, N.D. In 1983 they retired to Fessenden. Following his retirement, he served as pastor at Fort Clark, N.D., for a short time and provided pastoral coverage for area churches. She died Jan. 16, 2007. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Fessenden, the local Specialist Club and served as president of the Wells County Aging Council for several years.
He is survived by a son, William Damon, Fargo; three daughters, Judy (Lewis) Weigelt, rural Manfred, N.D., Joanne Damon, Jamestown, and Marsha (Chuck) Wallace, Mott, N.D.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a foster grandson.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; four brothers, Everett, Leo, Lesley and Harold; and three sisters, Vera, Ruby and Mary.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Church of the Nazarene, Fessenden.
Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. today, Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden.
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Fessenden.
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