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Mammen, Dr. G. H. 1872-1958


Posted By: Glenna Rice, volunteer (email)
Date: 2/24/2012 at 12:33:34

Dr. G. H. Mammen

Charles Mammen and Otto Vollmar of Lemars left Monday for Chicago to attend the funeral services there Tuesday afternoon for Dr. G. H. Mammen, one of the founders of the LeMars Clinic when he was practicing medicine here.

Dr. Mammen, who was 86 at the time of his death Saturday, August 30, in Chicago, had a long career in the general practice of medicine, and as a surgeon.

He was born at Sterling, Illinois, coming west with his family to this county. He and his wife, who survives him, had celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Other survivors include a son, Dr. Donald Mammen of Chicago, a grandson; three brothers, Charles and William of LeMars and J. H. Mammen of Billings, Montana, and three sisters, Mrs. Otto Vollmar of LeMars, and Mrs. J. D. (Margaret) Schneider and Mrs. Ed (Katherine) Wilkens, both of Los Angeles.

LeMars Globe-Post
Thursday, September 4, 1958; page 1, column 3
LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa

(A second article also has more information and a photo)

Dr. G. H. Mammen

Dr. G. H. Mammen, 86, of 3010 Diversey Ave., died August 31, 1958 in Lutheran Deaconess hospital in Chicago where he was a member of the surgical staff.

A graduate of Rush Medical college in 1894, Dr. Mammen had practiced in Chicago since 1919. Before going to Chicago he practiced in LeMars, his home town for 25 years. He was a member of the 60 year club, an organization of physicians practicing 60 years or more. Funeral services were held last Tuesday in Chicago.

Friends say that Dr. Mammen, while in LeMars has preformed more successful appendix and other operations than any other doctor.

In his earlier years he would go out to see the patient any time he was called.

He would drive out in the country anywhere in the country wherever he was needed anytime day or night, driving his own horses, and hiring livery teams and a driver.

He has delivered so many babies, if you talk to the older folks, most of them had him during confinement.

The following poem was written especially in memory of

(Dr. G. H. Mammen)

Day after day he made his rounds,
The doctor who is gone.
He never tried to spare himself,
But just kept toiling on.
He gave his best from day to day
And brought new hope when skies were gray.
He brought so much of cheer and joy
This man of sterling worth;
And we will miss him more and more
Since he has left this earth.
The mem'ry of his life we pray,
Will ever guide us on our way.

By H. Howard Biggar

LeMars Globe Post
Monday, September 8, 1958; page 1. column 1
LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa


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