Eugene August Dammel passed away suddenly on June 20, 2015. He was 85-years-old.
Eugene was born to parent John and Alice Dammel in Havillah, Wash. He graduated from Washington State University in 1952 and married his wife of 63 years, Marguerite Esslinger, that same year. Subsequently he served in the 82nd Airborne for three years before embarking on a 40-year career with McKesson Drug.
Eugene will be remembered as a hard worker, loving husband and a warm and devoted father and grandfather who always had a kind voice and a generous spirit. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Carole Dammel; daughter and son-in-law, Mark and Katherine Martins; daughter and son-in-law, Timothy and Carol Meadows; daughter, Ruth Ripley and grandchildren, Nathaniel Martins, Hannah Miller, Gemma and Theodore Meadows and Alice and Rose Ripley. He is also survived by his sisters, Madge Eaton of Spokane, Barbara Dart of Oroville and Ina Visser of Havillah and many nieces and nephews.