Robert Hamann

Robert G. Hamann of Saukville died at Ascension Columbia-St. Mary’s Ozaukee Hospital in Mequon on Wednesday, Oct. 9.  He was 79.

He was born in Milwaukee on April 6, 1940, to George and Aloina Yost Hamann.  He graduated from Bay View High School in 1958 before serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1965.

On May 1, 1965, he married Kay Knapp at Albright Methodist Church in Milwaukee. The couple lived in Milwaukee and moved to Saukville in 1978.

Mr. Hamann worked at Manpower in Milwaukee as a punch-card operator and retired as a computer programmer in 2005 after 41 years on the job.

He was an active member of Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Port Washington, where he taught adult Sunday school, was on the Administrative Council, was an Annual Conference delegate and served as a lay leader for many years.  

Mr. Hamann was a member of the Saukville Lions Club, served on the Saukville Village Board for 11 years and the Saukville Planning Commission and Utility Board. In 2013, he was named the Saukville Citizen of the Year.

Mr. Hamann was interested in history and the presidents of the United States. He traveled with his wife to the homes of all the presidents and to their gravesites, with only a few exceptions, his family said.

He also loved trains and had a tradition of taking his granddaughters to see the trains at the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee every year.

Mr. Hamann is survived by his wife Kay of Saukville; daughters Beth (Mark) Davis of Glendale and Sue (Andrew Hunn) Hamann of Madison; and granddaughters Erika Davis and Jenny Davis.  

He is further survived by special friends Wayne and Marguerite Lueptow.  

Mr. Hamann was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 13, at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Port Washington. The Rev. Janet Hartzell presided.  

Interment was at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.

Memorials to Grand Avenue United Methodist Church are suggested.

 Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington handled the arrangements.




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