Edwin F. Hammen, 90


Edwin F. Hammen, 90, of West Bend, passed away Saturday July 10, 2010, at Select Specialty Hospital in West Allis.

He was born on Aug. 23, 1919, in Campbellsport to the late Frederick and Hilda (nee Backhaus) Hammen. On Oct. 28, 1950, Ed was united in marriage to Emily Risse at St. Paulís United Church of Christ in Silver Creek. Together they made their home and raised their family in Silver Creek until moving to West Bend in 1965.

For many years, Ed worked at Sagerís Menís Apparel in West Bend. He retired in 1984, but still helped out during holidays and special events.

Ed has been an active member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church since moving to West Bend, and participated in the church choir, finance committee, Sunday school and St. Johnís School Board. For many years he was also active with the West Bend Beautification Committee.

Ed is survived by four children, David (Lynn) Hammen of West Bend, Karen Hammen of Fond du Lac, Mark (Sue) Hammen of Slinger and James (Pearl) Hammen of West Bend; seven grandchildren, Kevin (Jill) Hammen, Kari (Casey) Kane, Andy Hammen, Aaron (fiancť, Emily Leis) Hammen, Matthew (special friend, Stacey Barnes) Hammen, Megan (Kevin) Kusnick and Melissa Hammen; three great-grandchildren, Mallory Kane, Abigail Kane and Ember Hammen; two sisters, Florence Seyfert of Tempe, Ariz., and Elaine Werner of West Bend; a sister-in-law, Caroline Risse of Elkhart Lake; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Koenig and Dolores Luedtke; and two brothers, Harold Hammen, and Lester Hammen.

Funeral services in remembrance of Edwin will be held on Wednesday, July 14, at 7 p.m. at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, 809 S. 6th Ave., West Bend. The Rev. Rob Donaldson will officiate. Visitation will be at the church Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Entombment will be in Washington County Memorial Park Thursday at 9 a.m.

Memorials to the George Mumm Scholarship Fund or Living Word High School are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors and staff of St. Lukeís CV and ICU units, and Select Specialty Hospital for their loving care of dad.