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Daniel J Hammen
Jan. 4, 1942 - Nov. 16, 2017
Stockbridge, WI
Funeral Service:
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
2:00 pm
St. Mary Catholic Church
Military Road
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Funeral Visitation:
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
St. Mary Catholic Church
Military Road
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Burial Service:
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
3:00 pm
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
Moore Road
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Daniel J Hammen
Stockbridge, WI

Daniel J. Hammen, age 75, of Stockbridge, died on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his home in Stockbridge.  He was born January 4, 1942 in Little Chute, son of the late John “Jack” & Harriet (VanVonderen) Hammen.  

He served in the United States Army, and following his discharge, he returned to the area and opened up Dan’s Drive where he hired his soon to be wife, Ellen.  Dan married Ellen Meyer on June 19, 1965 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge. 

Dan was a ‘Jack of all Trades’, not just in the construction arena, but throughout every facet of his life.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge, served on the Stockbridge School Board where he also served as President, was a Charter Member of the Stockbridge Lions Club, he belonged to the Stockbridge American Legion and ran the Brant Inn with his wife Ellen for a time.  Dan was also a retired member of the Stockbridge Fire Department and the Stockbridge Harbor Fishing Club.

Dan enjoyed time spent on Lake Winnebago, especially during the annual Sturgeon Spearing Season.  He was known to be an excellent party planner, especially when it came to crafting surprise birthday parties for those he loved.  Above all else, the loving man cherished his children and all that they have accomplished in their lives.  He loved each and every one of his children and grandchildren dearly.  

Survivors include his wife, Ellen, his children: John (Dawn) Hammen, Ted Hammen, Randy (Amy) Hammen, Steve (Jodi) Hammen, Jayna (Andy) Shene; his grandchildren: Bryce, Jack, Bella, Morgan & Mason; and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Wayne (Ginny) Meyer, Marilyn (Lyle) Levknecht, Pat Parsons, Carol Wolf & her friend, Jim, and Judy Meyer & her friend, Bob.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Ted & Hilda Meyer; a brother: Clarence “Abe” Hammen, sisters: June Hammen & Carol (Dr. George) Schwei; and his brothers-in-law: Ted Meyer, Sam Wolf & Don Parsons.  

Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge with the Rev. Michael Betley officiating.  Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 and on Wednesday at church from 12:30 pm until 1:45 pm. 
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Dear Ellen, & family:
My thought and prayers are with you at this. May your memories sustain you.
He's free now from pain.

Respectfully,
Jamie Rozman

Jamie Rozman (Family members friend) - Nov. 22, 2017


John and Dawn and family:

We are very sad to hear of your loss. Know that you are in our prayers.

Mark and Sara Vander Loop

Mark Vander Loop (Friend of family) - Nov. 22, 2017


I have many fond memories of Dan and family while spending lots of nights with Grandma Sally. So sorry to all of you for your loss. What a great man!!!

Kim Hardrath Rankinen - Nov. 21, 2017


To the Hammen family:
You have our deepest sympathy. I had the pleasure of working with Dan at Carlson Lumber; I will never forget the fun times we had! Every time I have a hamburger I think of him; he's the only person I know who preferred a good burger over a steak.
Maria and Rick Clark

Maria Clark - Nov. 20, 2017


We are recalling all the great times we had with Dan and you, Ellie. When he and John and all the guys came up and helped remodel the house we are living in today. He always said that week took 10 years off his life! I wish he could have them back. Sure gonna be missed. Love to the entire family.

Grubby and Ginny Marose (Friends) - Nov. 17, 2017


Ellie and family,
We are sorry for your recent loss. Dan always had a smile and a hello for everyone. May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you strength in the days ahead. God Bless

Doreen (Wilson) Nisleit & Wiener (friends) - Nov. 17, 2017


Prayer of comfort and Peace

Cheryl O'Neill Flynn (Friend of Ted) - Nov. 17, 2017


Ellie & family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Even though we didn't see much of Dan & Ellie, but when we did, it was like no time ever passed between us. We watched him daily rebuilding Steve & Jodi's home, he did a wonderful job at it too. What nice memories they'll have what he did. We kept him in our thoughts & prayers ever since we heard the news. God bless all of you during this difficult time

Margie & Jerry Flannigain (friends) - Nov. 17, 2017


Ellie, Dad was a friendly man who always made us smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marty & Sue Seckel (Friends) - Nov. 17, 2017


Romy & I got married on Dan's birthday in '86. He thanked us for throwing him one of the best parties he ever had! He also helped Romy when we built our house! He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to the whole family.

Jan Kappus (Friend) - Nov. 16, 2017


Ellen & Family,
Special thoughts and prayers coming your way from Mark and I .. Dan was a very special person and a very special friend to us.

Mark & Mary Geier (Friends) - Nov. 16, 2017


We share a birthday and a love of fun and family. Dan was a very nice man who will be sorely missed by all.

Sharon Buechner (Friend) - Nov. 16, 2017


Sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and give you strength at this sad time.

Tom & Gayl Wolf - Nov. 16, 2017


Ellen,and Family
My condolences to all of you, at the passing of Dan. He was always a nice guy to my kids and I, a very nice neighbor as well. I hope you can find some strength and comfort during the up coming days. God Bless you!

Kathy (VanDeraa) Kuhn (Friend/Neighbor) - Nov. 16, 2017


Rest easy Dan. May God wrap his arms around you and wipe away all your pain. God Bless you and your family.

Beef (Family/Neighbor/Great Nephew) - Nov. 16, 2017


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