Funeral services for Donald Ammon age 74 of West Point, NE will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fremont, NE with military honors by Fremont Honor Guard members of VFW Post #854 and American Legion Post #20. Interment will be in the Omaha National Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m., at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
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Donnie passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Omaha, NE.
Donald Lee Ammon was born on November 10, 1945 to William and Lossie (Pate) Ammon in Mitchell, SD. He attended school in Lane, SD, graduation from Lane High School in 1964. Don served in the United States Army from September 30, 1964 to July 4, 1967, during the Vietnam War.
On May 22, 1970, he was united in marriage to Penelope Costello at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wessington Springs, SD. After marriage, they lived in Mitchell, SD where Don worked in road construction. In 1971, he began driving truck for Vigortone. In 1973, they lived for a short time in Pierre, SD, before moving to Fremont, NE in December of 1973. He continued to drive for Vigortone for 42 years, retiring in 2013, after logging 4 million miles. Don and Pennie moved to West Point, NE in 2016.
Don was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, West Point Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Council #2272 and Fremont Knights 4th Degree Assembly #2071, American Legion Post #20 Fremont, VFW Post #854 Fremont, and he was the coordinator for military honors in the Fremont area for years. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and had been the coach for the junior bowling league at the 30 Bowl in Fremont for 20 years.
Don is survived by-
Wife Pennie Ammon of West Point, NE
Daughter- Darcy Ammon of Jacksonville, FL
Son- Richard Ammon & Kathy Arthur of Fremont, NE
Daughter- Dawn & Tom Peatrowsky of West Point, NE
Grandchildren- Austin & Skyler Peatrowsky, Jordan Peatrowsky, Mitchell Peatrowsky, & Caden Ammon
Siblings- Rev. Melvin & Terry Ammon of Creston, IA, Kay & Marvin Bult of Grain Valley, MO, Allan & Sue Ammon of Reynoldsburg, OH
In-laws- Susan Fenske of Sioux Falls, SD, Cheryl Costello of St. Lawrence, SD, & Carol & Gerry Tomek of Chandler, AZ
He is preceded in death by his parents, parent in-laws Richard & Mary Louise Costello, and sister-in-law Patricia Davis.