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Frederick E. Dannheim

November 19, 1938 - July 10, 2024

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WELLSVILLEFrederick E. “Fred” Dannheim, 86, was called home on Wednesday (July 10, 2024) at Wellsville Manor Care in Wellsville following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Dannheim was born on November 19, 1938 in Wellsville to Edward and Beatrice (Ellsworth) Dannheim. He was the stepson of Walter Babbit. Fred was a 1959 graduate of Wellsville Central School. He served in the United States Army for four years before joining the United States Air Force for an additional four years. Later, he served in the United States Army Reserves where he retired after 24 years. While serving in the reserves, Fred also worked at Dresser Rand as a tool dresser, retiring after more than 40 years. On July 4, 1973, he married the love of his life, Sally “Sara” Anne Reisman Case, who survives.

In addition to his wife of 51 years, Fred is survived by four sons, Monty (Robin) Case of Wellsville, Brian (Beth) Case of Wellsville, Jeffery (Julie) Dannheim of Sanford, N.C. and Wayne Dannheim of N.C.; daughters, Christina (Ron) Wightman of Wellsville, Pam (Mike) Kammer of Marine City, Mich., Michele (Calvin) Crandall of Raleigh, N.C., Julie (Dale) Black of Marine City, Mich.; one brother, William Babbitt of Florida; several step-siblings, nieces and nephews; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Fred was predeceased by his stepfather, Walter Babbit, one brother David Dannheim, and a sister Nancy Miller.

Fred was a busy guy. In addition to his military service, he was a member of the Wellsville American Legion Post #702 where he was a faithful member of the American Legion Honor Guard until his failing health. He was a long-time member of the Duke Hose Fire Company, where he also served as Fire Chief. He was a member of the Scio Lions Club, where he served as President as well as participating in the many activities associated with the club. Fred earned two awards from Meals on Wheels as a valued volunteer with over 20 years of service. Additionally, he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville, as well as the Trinity Lutheran Men’s Club.

Even with all of this, Fred never forgot to have fun. He loved the activities and friends he had in the Sunshine Club in Scio and took great pleasure in golfing and bowling. He was adventurous and learned to roller skate later in life. Fred belonged to the Grand Squares with his wife Sara. He was an avid Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan.

Fred truly delighted in dancing and listening to his son who played for Zoar. He had many great times with friends over games of Euchre and “May I”.

There will be a time of visitation at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Scio/Wellsville on Tuesday (July 16) from 5-7 p.m. and at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville on Wednesday (July 17) from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The funeral service with full military honors will be held immediately following the visitation at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Eric Ash, officiating. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at

Memorial contributions in Fred’s name may be made to Hart Comfort House of Allegany County, 141 E. State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. © 2024 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Scio/Wellsville

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsville

Funeral Service:
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsville

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9 Messages

  1. You are in my prayers! Stay strong! If you ever want to talk, just let me know; for I have lost my husband, as well…..

  2. Thank you for being a friend

  3. I worked with Fred in the Reserves and at Dresser Rand. He was a guy who was always willing to help in any way he could. Hadn’t seen Fred for a while because we moved away however I still count him as a good friend. Condolences to Sally. He will be missed.

  4. Watching sun rises and sun sets, brings peace.
    You are at peace, peace to your family.

  5. Love and prayers to the family. Freddie touched everyone. He never met a stranger. Sal, Freddie will always be around you in spirit. Love you

  6. Dear Sally and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you. Fred was an icon on Main St. out walking and socializing. May God bless and comfort you.
    Arnold & Linda Hurd

  7. So very sorry for your loss. We regret that we never met him. If he listened and danced to the music of Zoar he had to have been an awesome person. Our sympathies to your family. Bill and Mary Swift

  8. Bill and I are so very sorry for your loss. We regret that we never met him. If he listened and danced to the music of Zoar he had to have been an awesome person. Our sympathies to your family.

  9. Dear Sally, I’m so sorry you had to lose Fred. He was always up beat, friendly and glad to see you no matter how well he knew you. Prayers that God will give you comfort and strength as you go forward through your grief.


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