Funeral services for Elmer F. Dahms, 96, of Redwood Falls and formerly of Clements, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 31, at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls. Burial was in New Avon Salem Cemetery.
Mr. Dahms died Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls.
Elmer Fred Dahms was born February 16, 1919, to Clarence and Meta (Zamzow) Dahms on the family farm in New Avon Township, Minnesota. He attended District 101 country school in New Avon Township, and worked at the Albert Zamzow farm before beginning farming on his own. He married Emma Tonak at Sundown Lutheran Church on March 5, 1942. They farmed near Clements for nearly 60 years, living on the same farm for 50 years, before moving to Johnson Park Place in 2007. Elmer was actively involved in establishing Rolling Acres Camp for mentally handicapped children. He was active in his church, and he enjoyed farming and gardening.
Elmer is survived by his three sons and a daughter, E. C. “Al” (Barbara) Dahms, Eugene (Judith) Dahms, Gary (Barbara) Dahms, and LuAnn (Bradley) Schloesser; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers Leonard Dahms, Arthur (Florence) Dahms, and Jerry (Helen) Dahms, and many other relatives and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.