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Official Obituary of

Robert "Bob" John Hammen

June 7, 1935 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Robert "Bob" Hammen Obituary

Robert J. “Bob” Hammen, age 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 26, 2024. He was born on June 7, 1935, son of the late William and Anna (Dercks) Hammen. He married Janice Giordana on September 1, 1958 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, where he was a long time member.

Bob was happiest when he was spending time with his family at the cottage on Pelican Lake. Countless memories were made there throughout the years. Bob loved to fish, and the family had to take shifts fishing with Grandpa, because no one else wanted to fish as long as he did. The perch are now breathing a sigh of relief knowing Bob has to now fish in heaven. The Musky Fishing with Bob Hammen tournament was also an event that Bob looked forward to every year.

Bob loved all sports and enjoyed watching his grandkids play. He and Janice were also regulars at the Holy Cross Mens Open yearly. Bob lived a simple life and usually had a smile on his face. He welcomed anyone into his home or cottage with open arms. Bob will be missed dearly, but the thought of grandma and grandpa now fishing together in heaven brings some peace to our hearts.

Bob is survived by his children: Joan (Scott) Fenn, Don (Julie) Hammen, Greg (Laurie) Hammen, Keith (Deb) Hammen and Kathy (Joe) Lamers; grandchildren: Jason, Robby, Kurt, Laura, Dana, Craig, Christy, Carrie, Andy R., Andy, Rick, Brian, Jill, Kevin, Mike, Kate, Will, Mary, Trisha and Paul; 28 great grandchildren; sister, Joan Driessen; sisters-in-law: Ikey Hammen, Sally Giordana and Donna Giordana; and countless nieces and nephews who loved Bob deeply. 

Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife Janice; his parents, Bill and Anna Hammen; Janice’s parents, Emil and Laura Giordana; siblings: Morris (Marie), Ambrose (Ceil), Ernie (Eunice), Izzy (Helen), Bill, and Jim (Alice) Hammen, Doris (Butch) Vosters, Gerry (Fritz) Keyzers, Aggie (Ed) Schuler, Rhea (Paul) Balgie and Florence (Ed) Poppe; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ken Driessen, Carl (Dolores), Joe, Emil (Butter), Jim (Sally), Bob (Pope), Frank (Red) and Rich Giordana, Sr. Jilene Giordana, Phil (Rudy) Skalmusky, Mary (Heine) Hubert and Lucille (Sonny) Schmidt.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A rosary service will conclude the evening. Visitation will continue on Thursday morning at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass at Noon. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

The Hammen family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital for the wonderful care given to Bob and compassion to the family. The family would also like to thank all the cousins, way too many to mention by name, for being such wonderful friends throughout the years; to the cottage neighbors for watching out for Bob; and to the Izzy Hammen Hunting Group for all the great memories.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 3, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Church
309 Desnoyer Street
Kaukauna, WI 54130

Visitation
Thursday
April 4, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Church
309 Desnoyer Street
Kaukauna, WI 54130

Funeral Mass
Thursday
April 4, 2024

12:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Church
309 Desnoyer Street
Kaukauna, WI 54130

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