Melvin Urban Goldammer was born August 28, 1925 at Mount Vernon, SD to Robert and Lydia (Roesch) Goldammer. He attended Ethan Public School. On May 29, 1948 he married Deloris Irene Putnam in Luverne, MN. Melvin was employed in sales at Montgomery Wards for twenty-nine years and then started his own HVAC business, where he worked until retiring in 1988. He enjoyed playing and coaching softball and watching the Kernels play basketball. He loved his family dearly and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Deloris; one daughter, Jane (Jake) Falor of Atkinson, NE; three sons: Kevin Goldammer of Sioux Falls, Stephen (Sandy) Goldammer of Galloway, OH and Kelly (Kim) Goldammer of Ethan; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Goldammer of Mitchell; ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two sons: Randy and Keith, six brothers and five sisters.