John E. Dannenmann Jr.
1930 - 2019
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June 25, 1930 ˜ November 7, 2019

John E. Dannenmann, Jr., passed away Nov. 7, 2019, surrounded by family.
John attended Benson Polytec High School and after graduation was stationed in Germany while serving in the US Army. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University.
John worked at Pacific Northwest Bell and AT&T. He spent his free time inventing adaptive devices to facilitate easier communication for people with special needs. After 25 years, he retired and started his own company, BEJED Inc.
Throughout his life, John enjoyed roller skating at Oaks Park, dancing, swimming and being surrounded by family.
John’s first wife, Hazel, and mother of their two children, Jay and Janet, passed away in 1976.
He is survived by his second wife of 42 years, Diana Dannenmann; four children, Jay Dannenmann, Janet Dannenmann, Mark DeVito and Patti Morganson; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Service will be held Nov. 25, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, 1800 SE Mount Scott Blvd., Happy Valley, OR 97086. Celebration of life for family and friends following the service.
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 24, 2019.
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November 30, 2019
Bill and I are so sorry to hear your loss, John was such a great skating friend and we thought of him alot while living in Florida. We used to dance on the side of the rink to the music Keith played. Can't think of a nicer man, we will surely miss him . Wished we could of been there for the service. He also sold us his Lexus and I loved that car, he was so kind and generous.
Kit Duncan
November 25, 2019
So sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Dannenmann. I realized after reading the obituary of his wonderful life that he attended Benson with my dad, Phil Holliman. My daughter attended school with Dylan. I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounded like a wonderful family man.
Jenna and Malina Holliman
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