James Ammermann

James Ammermann

Birth
Clara City, Chippewa County, Minnesota, USA
Death 29 Nov 2013 (aged 88)
Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Clara City, Chippewa County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 50864382 · View Source
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James Ammermann, 88, of Clara City, died Friday, Nov. 29, at Rice Memorial Hospital. Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Bethany Reformed Church and continued one hour prior to service at the church on Wednesday.
James was born April 27, 1925, in Rheiderland Township, Chippewa County to Nan G. and Trena (Bohlsen) Ammermann. He graduated from Clara City High school in 1942. He went to Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and graduated with a degree in diesel mechanics. He served in the United States Army and Army Reserves for seven years.
On Oct. 5, 1951, Jim was united in marriage to Merlaine Swenson in Kerkhoven. He owned and operated Ammermann Truck Lines for many years, and his motto was “The Line That Service Built.” He went on to serve as general manager, executive director, and lobbyist for the Minnesota Permit Truckers Association. He lobbied in St. Paul and Washington, D.C. His knowledge and experience in the trucking industry led him to establish the first Truck Driver Training course in the Midwest at Alexandria Vocational Technical Institute in Alexandria, where he instructed for 18 years, retiring in 1990. He was also a board member of the National and State Truck Driver Training Schools.

He was a devoted member of Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City. He belonged to American Legion Post 485 of Clara City, and was a supporter of the Friesen Historical Society.
Jim was a dedicated father, a great role model, and mentor to his family. He treasured making memories with his family and never missed an opportunity to spend time with them. He was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor and shared this with everyone he met. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, and had a passion for golf throughout his life. He also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participating in sports. Jim loved to shake dice and play cards with his friends during morning coffee, and attend sporting events with friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Merlaine, his parents, brothers George and Harold, his stepmother, Frieda Ammermann, and special friend, Janet Perkins.

Photo & Obit. Courtesy of West Central Tribune, Willmar, MN
Information was shared by BJ Find A Grave Member
Thank you BJ for sharing.


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  • Created by: Misty Pinette
  • Added: 9 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50864382
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Ammermann (27 Apr 1925–29 Nov 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50864382, citing Bethany Reformed Cemetery, Clara City, Chippewa County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Misty Pinette (contributor 46783561) .