Karen H. Hammen, 57
H. Hammen, 57, of West Bend, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Harbor
Haven Health & Rehabilitation Center in Fond du Lac, where she resided
for the past 18 months.
She was born on June 16, 1954 in Port Washington,
the beloved daughter of the late Edwin and Emily (nee Risse) Hammen. She
attended St. Johnís Lutheran School in West Bend and graduated from West
Bend West High School in 1972. Karen worked as an assistant administrative
secretary at the West Bend Company and the Washington County
Karen had a terrific memory for family history and
dates, especially birthdays and anniversaries. She loved sending and
receiving cards. Karen focused years of her life on her nieces and nephews
taking endless pictures of them, sharing her favorite music and baking
treats. Her kind heart and sense of humor will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her much-loved brothers, David
(Lynn) Hammen, Mark (Sue) Hammen, and James (Pearl) Hammen; her dear
aunts, Caroline Risse and Elaine Werner; treasured nieces and nephews,
Kevin (Jill) Hammen, Kari (Casey) Kane, Matt (friend Stacey) Hammen, Megan
(Kevin) Kusnick, Melissa Hammen, Andy Hammen, and Aaron (Emily)
Hammen; greatnieces and nephews, Mallory Kane, Abigail Kane, Ember Hammen,
and Caelum Hammen; many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents,
grandparents, and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services in remembrance of Karen will be
held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at the MyrhumĖPatten Funeral Home,
1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. The Rev. Gerald Presuhn of St. Johnís
Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate and entombment will be on
Thursday at 10 a.m. in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. until
the time of service.
Karenís family would like to sincerely thank her
caregivers at Harbor Haven, especially from the Island Harbor Unit. Their
compassion and patience brought her an extended family and added quality
of life that she so deserved.
Memorials in Karenís name will be shared with
St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Bend and NAMI of
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