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Damstra, Wanda Lou

February 21, 1936 –
 February 3, 2021


Wanda Lou Damstra (Grueber) age 84, of Irving Texas passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021. She was born February 21, 1936 in Superior Nebraska. She graduated in 1954 from Belleville High School of Kansas. Wanda was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and was actively involved. Wanda was a surgical nurse and that is where she met the love of her life, Philip Damstra. Wanda enjoyed gardening, bird watching and volunteering. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who loved to entertain. Proceeded in death by her husband, Philip Damstra, her parents, Arthur Otto William Grueber and Thressa Viola Carpenter, her sons, Glen Eickman and Brad Eickman. She is survived by her two brothers, Robert Logan and Philip Logan, stepdaughters, Lynn Kroll, Vicki Richards, Sara Cooper, grandchildren, Samantha Martin, Alex Grall, Amanda Cherie, Dustin Kroll, Lacey Kroll and Leona Eickman. Great grandchildren, Hayley Martin, Zachary Martin, Carter Kroll, Caitlyn Kroll, Conner Kroll, Max Cooper, Brady Cooper, Selah Cook, several nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Services pending.

Arrangements under the direction of: Aria Cremation Services and Funeral Home 1820 N Belt Line Road Irving , Texas 75061 972 607-4400

5 Thoughts on Damstra, Wanda Lou
    11 Feb 2021

    I miss you grandmother. I will watch Anne of Green Gables and the Sound of music this weekend in your honor. You were a mentor and example to live by. I miss you so very much.

    Joanne Eickman
    23 Feb 2021

    Wanda was a beautiful soul and wonderful servant to God. She was like a Mother to me . I miss your advise & great humor. I am happy that you are at peace & finally with Phil & the boys. Love you.

    eliza Camacho
    23 Feb 2021

    Even though I only new wanda for a very short time she was a beautiful human being my deepest condolences to her family

    24 Feb 2021

    good bye to my close friend. I will miss you so much. We have so many memories.

    Emma Berggren
    28 Apr 2021

    Been missing your emails. Read your brother’s obit & see you had passed too. Glad you are with your family now.

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