|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1950|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 2009|
From the October 24, 2009 edition of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald
DYERSVILLE, Iowa -- Donald C. "Pooch" Ament, 59, of Dyersville, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, after a two year battle with MDS/AML (Leukemia).
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, with the Rev. Phil Kruse officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville, where there will be a parish scripture service at 1 p.m.
He was born on April 4, 1950, at Xavier Hospital, Dubuque, son of Urban "Prex" and Anita (Whiting) Ament. He attended Xavier Grade School, Xavier High School and graduated in 1968 from Beckman High School. He also attended the University of Iowa for two years.
He married Margie Schlichte on Oct. 18, 1986, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier. Their daughter, Ellie Marie, was born to them on Feb. 26, 1994.
He spent his entire 39-year career at Ertl and RC2 in Dyersville, where he held jobs from die cast operator, fork lift operator, shipping and receiving, assembly line, finance clerk, expeditor, buyer, import purchasing manager, product planning manager and lastly vice president of product planning for RC2.
His passion was golf and in his later years helping and watching Ellie rapidly excel in the game that was so much a part of his life. He was a numerous Club and City champion and was inducted into the Eastern Iowa Golf Association Hall of Fame in 1996. He was part of the 1965 Iowa High School State Championship team for Xavier High School. Don also was a big Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Iowa Hawkeyes fan.
He was very active in the Jaycees for 10 years and was a past president. He also served on the Dyersville Country Club Board for two and a half terms as well as DAFFI for two years.
Surviving are his wife, Margie; a daughter, Ellie, at home; a brother, Michael (Geralyn) Ament, of Mesa, Ariz.; a sister, Mary Ritter, of Minneapolis; his mother-in-law, Mildred Schlichte; in-laws, Kathy (Marty) Helle, Dianne (Ted) Kluesner, Deb (Loras) Digmann, John (Kelly) Schlichte, Ann (Todd) Kelleher, Jeff (Teresa) Schlichte, Dan (Mary) Schlichte, Jim (Susie) Schlichte and Pat (Donna) Schlichte; and aunt, Dorothy (Whiting) Beyer, of Manchester; an uncle, Gene Whiting, of Delhi; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Alvin Schlichte; a brother-in-law, Jack Ritter; and two nephews.
Urban Ament (1911 - 1979)
Anita Whiting Ament (1910 - 2002)
Saint Francis Cemetery
Plot: Section FF - Row 1 - Grave 6
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Oct 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43471395