James E. Dam

September 6, 1939 - May 24, 2023

James E. Dam, age 83, of Hooper
Died Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at CHI Heart Hospital in Lincoln

James was born on September 6, 1939 at the family farm to Edwin and Lucinda 'Busch' Dam. James was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Hooper, now Redeemer Lutheran Church. James was a lifelong member serving as an usher and on the church council. He attended Hewitt school and later served on the school board. James graduated from Hooper High School in 1957. He was active in FFA, earning the American Farmer degree in 1959. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army Reserve and served until November, 1965.

On September 10, 1961 he married Alice Wittmann at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hooper. They spent their life together on a farm northeast of Winslow. James loved to farm and feed his cattle, especially going to feeder cattle sales and to the Omaha Livestock Market when selling his fat cattle.

Wife - Alice of Hooper
Children - Dwight (Karna) Dam of Hooper
Virginia (Mike) Unverferth of Raymond
David (Michelle) Dam of Omaha
Eric (Megan) Dam of Aurora

9 grandchildren - Derek (Whitney) Dam, Dylan (Samantha) Dam, Miranda (Sam) Otte, Brandon Unverferth,
Austin Dam, Jackie (Alex) Corbin, Will, Evan and Allie Dam.
3 great grandchildren - Parker and Augustus ''Auggie'' Dam, Weston Corbin

James was preceded in death by 2 infant brothers and his parents.

The funeral will be 10:30am, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper, burial will be in the West Admah Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 30, 2023 with the family present from 5pm to 8pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Lutheran Family Services and the West Admah Cemetery.

Ludvigsen's Hooper Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Online guestbook at www.hooper-scribner.com

Obituary Provided By:
Freeman Funeral Home
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025