Clifford Ray Damrow was born Nov. 6, 1938 in Benkelman, the son of Raymond Harold and Flossie Laverne (Chaney) Damrow. Clifford passed away on April 23, 2017 in Lincoln, at the age of 78 years, five months and 17 days.
Clifford was baptized Nov. 24, 1938 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Wauneta, and confirmed April 6, 1952 at Zion Lutheran Church in Benkelman. He attended rural Dundy County District 33 and graduated in 1956 from Benkelman High School (Dundy County).
Clifford was united in marriage to Elaine Grace Hansen on Nov. 23, 1958 at the Methodist Church in Benkelman; they lived in town for a few months and then moved to the farm 18 miles north of Benkelman. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Rodney and Connie.
Clifford loved his farming vocation; he farmed from birth until December of 1999 when they moved to Seward. From 2005 to 2013, Clifford was the owner of Seward Lawn Service; he fully retired in 2013. Clifford was a member of Seward United Methodist Church and had been a former member of the United Methodist Church in Benkelman where he served as a trustee. He was also a member of the Nebraska Wheat Board and Farm Bureau.
Clifford also enjoyed PBR bull riding, fishing, car racing and particularly spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spoiling his “Little Boy,” grandson Creighton.
Clifford is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Flossie Damrow; his sister, Linda Damrow; brothers-in-law Wilfred Hansen, Lyle Hansen and Gene Teeter; and sister-in-law Patricia Hansen.
Survivors cherishing Clifford’s memory include his wife Elaine of Lincoln; son Rodney (Teresa) Damrow of Max; daughter Connie (Chuck) Wergin of Milford; grandchildren and spouses Kayla (Matt) Kling of Lincoln, Brandon (Katie) Wergin of Milford, Krista (Jon) Ehlers of Omaha, Hunter Wergin of Milford and his soon to be wife, Tori Sillman, and Leslee Damrow of Max; great-grandson Creighton Wergin and step great-grandchildren Chase Kling and Ian Kling.
Additional survivors include sisters-in-law Ellen Teeter of Rossville, Kan., Helen Hansen of Benkelman; brother-in-law Duane Hansen of Wichita, Kan.; other relatives and a host of friends.
To this obituary we add our thoughts, prayers and memories of life shared with Clifford.
Signing of Remembrance Book was Friday, April 28 at Zabka Funeral Home in Seward.
Celebration of Life was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Seward United Methodist Church with Duane Hansen presiding. Lunch followed immediately in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Damrow Family for future designation.