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
John WindhusenUnadilla, NE Saturday, May 27, 2023 Karen and I extend our sympathy to all members of James’s family. I’m sure that you will miss him greatly. I know that farming was very important in his life from his high school FFA on.
Mark BenjesCraig, NE Saturday, May 27, 2023 So sorry to hear about James passing. He was always easy to visit with, and his actions everyday revolved around his strong faith. May this faith give you comfort in the coming days.
Kitty (Bartling) MatzenBennington, NE Friday, May 26, 2023 I am so sorry for your loss. May our Saviour's promise console you.
Connie (Moeller) RokusekOakland, NE Thursday, May 25, 2023 So sorry to read of James passing. Prayers for your family at this difficult time.
Sheryl UehlingUehling, NE Thursday, May 25, 2023 James was always a great conversationalist. He would always inquire about our family. He had a strong faith and he lived his faith out by serving his community and church. I always enjoyed seeing James and Alice out at different events. Together, they were such strong supporters of area youth events. James will be missed by many but his legacy will be carried on through his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Alice and family, Jay and I send our sincerest condolences your way. Remember the good times and know that James knew his Heavenly Father. Goodbyes are difficult. We send prayers and love your way. God bless you all!-Sheryl and Jay Uehling
Nancy SchroederBlair, NE Thursday, May 25, 2023 Dear Alice and family,
Our hearts are broken. James was a solid anchor for so many. We remember you each in prayer during these days of preparation and saying goodbye. We remember the Hope of the Resurrection Promise. May strong arms support and comfort you.Our deepest sympathy and love,
Joel and Nancy Schroeder
Joyce StorkHenderson, NV Thursday, May 25, 2023 My sympathy to Alice and the Dam family. Psalm 4:8: "In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make us dwell in safety." May God's angels surround you!