VeteranDale Hamm

Dale C. Hamm, 84, of Bath died at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

He was born Aug. 27, 1916, in Bluff City, a son of Petie and Maye Curless Hamm. He married Betty Heckelbeck on Jan. 7, 1970, in Macomb. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Ronald and Donald, both of Peoria; two daughters, Carolyn Tarvin of Astoria and Marilyn Ford of Canton; one brother, Petie of Browning; two sisters, Glenna Hursh of Havana and Wanda Miller of Astoria; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Four brothers preceded him in death.

A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Havana Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6408.

A carpenter and a brick mason, he had been a foreman for R.G. LeTourneau in Peoria. He also had owned and operated the Boat Tavern in Bath and had worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation.

He was a 32nd degree Mason.

An avid hunter and fisherman, he wrote the book "The Last of the Market Hunters."

Services were held Saturday at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana with Rev. Jack Lawrence officiating. Burial was in Sheldons Grove Cemetery in rural Browning.

Memorials may be made to Lewistown Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/7/2001

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