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Richard John "Rick" Hamann

June 7, 1948 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Richard "Rick" Hamann Obituary

Richard John Hamann, age 75 of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, January 20,2024, at Lakeview Health Care Center in West Salem, WI.  Rick was born to Stanley and Leona (Irwin) Hamann on June 7, 1948.  He graduated from high school in Prairie du Chien in 1966.  He graduated from UWL with a double major in 1970.  After graduating college, he worked for a time at W.T. Grant in Madison, WI.  He met Patty Gilbertson at that time.  They married in 1972 and moved to Prairie du Chien to work at Hamann’s Variety Store.  They took over the business and closed it in October 2009.  Rick was dealing with Parkinson’s Disease for seven years at that time.  Rick and Patty were able to travel before his disease took over.  He entered a care facility on November 7, 2018.  In March 2019, he was in Bethel Oaks, a memory care facility where he received wonderful care.  He entered Lakeview Health Center on October 30, 2019.  The facility and staff took excellent care and showed such love.  Rick was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was blessed with Ron Smrcina and the Smrcina family.  They enabled him to enjoy hunting and fishing for a longer time.  Rick is survived by his wife Patty, a sister Jan (George) Collins, an Aunt Pat (Jimmy) Englebright, and several relatives.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be Monday, January 29, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pastors Hillary Burns-Kite and Miranda Klosterboer concelebrating with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien.  Friends may call the Garrity Funeral Home on Sunday, January 28, 2024, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and also at the church on Monday one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien or Lakeview Health Center in West Salem, WI.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 28, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Garrity Funeral Home
704 S. Ohio St.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Visitation
Monday
January 29, 2024

10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church
201 S. Michigan St.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Funeral Service
Monday
January 29, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church
201 S. Michigan St.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Donations

St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church
201 S. Michigan St., Prairie du Chien WI 53821
Tel: 1-608-326-6411
Email: stpeterpdc@hotmail.com
Web: https://www.stpeterpdc.org/donate

Lakeview Health Center
962 Garland St. E., West Salem WI 54669
Tel: 1-608-786-1400
Email: lakeviewinfo@lacrossecounty.org
Web: https://lacrossecounty.org/lakeview/contact-us

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