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Frederick A. Hammann

June 5, 1932 November 8, 2018
Frederick A. Hammann
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Frederick A. Hammann born June 5, 1932, to August Frederick and Ruth S. (Stuckmann) Hammann in Milwaukee, Wisconsin died suddenly on November 8, 2018.

Fred moved with his family to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin in 1934 and graduated high school in 1950. In 1952, Fred obtained the highest rank of Eagle Scout and went on to become a devoted Scout Leader from 1962 to 1979. After high school, Fred attended numerous automotive technical schools where he excelled to become a master mechanic capable of fixing almost anything. Fred was an automotive mechanic at the family’s Cal & Gus Motors Co. for three years before joining the United States Army on March 11, 1953. Fred was a Cannoneer in the 145th Field Artillery Battalion; served in the Korean War; received the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Ribbon, and the United Nations Service Medal. Fred was honorably discharged from active duty on February 25, 1955, to the Army Reserves where he completed his service.

Fred continued working as an automotive mechanic in the family’s businesses (Cal & Gus Motors; Oriole Bus Line; and Royal Coach Bus Lines) until joining the maintenance department at St. Nicholas Hospital and retiring from there in 1997. During that time, Fred married Dorien H. Hein (nee Schmidt) on March 3, 1979, and moved to Crystal Lake, Wisconsin. Once married, Fred immediately became a wonderful Dad to Sean J. Foster (Texas); Cameron J. (C.J.) Foster (Ohio); Deborah A. (Squeaker) Kloster (Montana); and adult step-children Charles M. Hein (Random Lake, WI) and Judith Graczkowski (Chili, WI). Being Husband and Dad were roles that Fred cherished and perfected.

In addition to Fred’s dedication to Boy Scouts, he was deeply involved within the community: member of both St. Paul’s Christian Church and Sanibel Island’s Community Church; a previous member of Elkhart Lake’s Community UCC; volunteered with the local fire department for 25 years; a Village Trustee for 14 years; volunteer with Meals on Wheels; and the Town of Rhine’s Sanitary District.

All who met Fred, knew that the essence of Fred was his ear-to-ear smile, his unwavering willingness to help others, his determined work ethic, gentle spirit, guiding demeanor, and loving disposition. Fred was the epitome of the all-around-nice-guy.

Survivors are his wife, Dorien; sons, C.J. (Jeanette) Foster and Sean Foster; daughter, Deborah (Brian) Kloster; step-children Chuck (Bev) Hein and Judy (the late, John) Graczkowski; grandson, Samuel Foster; granddaughters, Claire and Isabel Kloster; six step-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert H. (Marilyn) Hammann of Crystal Lake, WI and Richard H. (Karen) Hammann of Franksville, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, August F. and Ruth S. Hammann; and sister, Ruth M. Naccarato.

Friends may call at St. Paul’s Christian Church, W7101 Sexton Road, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020 from 3:30 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2018, until the services at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Fred’s honor to Elkhart Lake’s Boy Scout Troop #824, Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, or St. Paul’s Christian Church.


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Visitation

Monday

12

Nov

3:30 PM 11/12/2018 3:30:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/12/2018 7:00:00 PM
St. Paul's Christian Church

W7101 Sexton Rd.
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

St. Paul's Christian Church
W7101 Sexton Rd. Elkhart Lake 53020 WI
United States

Service

Monday

12

Nov

7:00 PM 11/12/2018 7:00:00 PM
St. Paul's Christian Church

W7101 Sexton Rd.
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

St. Paul's Christian Church
W7101 Sexton Rd. Elkhart Lake 53020 WI
United States
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