Kati Lynn Hammen

Kati Lynn Hammen, 21, of Fredonia, passed away of an unexpected tragedy due to a prescription drug overdose on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at her residence.

Kati was born on April 12, 1988, in West Bend to Larry and Karen (nee Alexander) Hammen. She attended school in Random Lake and graduated from Random Lake High School in 2006. In 2008, Kati earned a certificate as an esthetician from Aveda/VICI Beauty School. Kati was very outgoing and bubbly. She enjoyed being social, talking to people and making new friends. She enjoyed photography, crafting, quilting and baking. She loved traveling to Florida and had one day hoped to move there. To Kati, she was always daddy’s little girl. She loved nothing more in life than spending time with her son, either playing games or reading books.

Kati is survived by her fiancé, Brad Baumann of Fredonia; her son, Calen Peter; her parents, Larry and Karen Hammen of Random Lake; and her brother, Scott Hammen of Random Lake. She is further survived by her paternal grandparents, Willard and Bernice Hammen; her six uncles, Michael Alexander, David (Sue) Alexander, Tom (Liz) Alexander, Richard (Sally) Hammen, Jerry (Mary) Hammen and Dale (Sandy) Hammen; her 10 cousins, Stephanie (Matt) Gruber, Stacey (Mike) L i ch t e n s t e i g e r, Michael Alexander, Carly Alexander, Jeff (Robin) Hammen, Joel (Michael) Hammen, Jamie (Michelle) Hammen, Janine (Terry) Howell, Joshua Hammen and Cassie Hammen; her fiancé’s parents, Mike and Lori Baumann and their family; and many other relatives and friends.

Kati was preceded in death by her granddad, James Alexander; her grandma, Corrine Alexander; and her aunt, Renee Alexander.

A funeral service in honor of Kati will be held on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at 4 p.m. at Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, 1315 W. Washington St. West Bend. The Rev. Robert Korytkowski of St. Andrew Lutheran Church will officiate and cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be on Saturday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials to S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) would be greatly appreciated by the family and will be used to educate Kati’s local community about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

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Every day many lives are destroyed by drugs and alcohol. Let Kati’s death serve as a testimony to those who are trapped by addiction to get out while you still can.