Ella Jeanne Hammen

Ella Jeanne Hammen, 86, of West Bend, passed away on Monday, Sept. 18, 2006 at Cedar Bay West in the town of West Bend.

She was born on Dec. 28, 1919 in Antigo, the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha (Haese) Kupper, and on Feb. 14, 1954, she was united in marriage to Rev. Clarence Hammen in Antigo.

Her husband preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1978.

Ella Jeanne and Rev. Hammen ministered to the Peace United Church of Christ congregation in Kewaskum from 1957 to 1964.

After retirement, the couple resided in Waubeka, where Rev. Hammen served the people of St. Paulís Community Church from 1970 to 1972.

Ella Jeanne moved to West Bend after her husbandís death.

She was currently a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in West Bend.

Survivors include a son, Philip (Vicki) Hammen of West Lafay-ette, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Audrey (Ray) Pritchard of Costa Rica; three grandchildren, Kimberly (Jonathan) New, Sarah Hammen and Spencer Hammen; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Louise Kupper and Adeline McKinnon, and three brothers, Arnold Kupper, Arthur Kupper and August Kupper.

Funeral services for Ella Jeanne will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Immanuel United Church of Christ in West Bend.

Rev. Rich Vincent will officiate, and burial will be in Peace United Church of Christ Cemetery in Kewaskum.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum is serving the family.

Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.