VeteranPete Hamm

Petie Hamm Jr.Petie “Pete” Hamm Jr., 95, of Browning died July 12, 2018, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.

He was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Schuyler County, a son of Pete Sr. and Maye Curless Hamm. He married Mary Lois Hamm on March 15, 1947, in Virginia. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Michael “Mike” (and Ann) Hamm of Tucson, Ariz., and Virgil (and Marsha) Hamm of Browning; one daughter, Sheila (and Richard) Krider of Vermont; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Barbara Ann Hamm; two sisters, Glenna Hamm Hurst and Wanda Hamm Miller; and five brothers, Dallas, Dale, Virgil, J.C. and Marshall Hamm.

He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy from February, 1943, to October, 1945. He was a member of Rushville American Legion Post 0004 and Peoria Laborer’s Local 165, working construction for many years in the Peoria area. He and Lois owned and operated Hamm’s Fish Market in Browning for many years.

Cremation has been accorded. There will be no visitation or funeral services.

Memorials may be made to Illinois Conservation Foundation, Chuck Farmer Memorial Archery Range c/o Sager Funeral Home, 202 East 8th St., Beardstown, IL 62618.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/18/2018


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