Nick Hamm

Nick HammNick L. Hamm, 69, of Astoria died at 9:48 a.m. Aug. 9, 2016, at Mason District Hospital Emergency Room in Havana.

He was born Sept. 30, 1946, in Canton, the son of Jack and Mary Markley Hamm. He married Linda Dorich on June 24, 1967, in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Todd (and Jennifer) Hamm of Elkhart, Chris (and Megan Kirby) Hamm of Astoria and A.J. Hamm of Springfield; one daughter, Heidi (and Justin) Elbe of Macomb; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Julia Vallejo.

He worked at Dynegy Midwest Generation in Havana as a maintenance foreman for 39 years, retiring on May 3. He also worked as a welder at Buckheart Coal Mine in Canton and Elm Mine in Elmwood. He taught vocational welding at Astoria High School and Spoon River College.

He graduated from Astoria High School where he played football for the Pirates. He graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelors and masters degree in vocational education.

He was a member of IBEW.

Services were held Friday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Pastor Robert Greene officiating. Cremation rites were accorded after the service.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Neurological Institute at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria or the South Fulton Athletic Boosters.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/17/2016


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