Joseph Richard Hammers, age 55, of Carver, MN, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home, Chaska, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 14, 2011, 11 AM, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 218 W. 2nd Street, Chaska, with Father Thomas Joseph celebrating. The visitation will be Sunday, 4-8 PM at the Bertas Funeral Home, Chaska, and also one hour prior to mass at the church on Monday. Casketbearers will be Jack Worm, Bob Wickenhauser, Larry Vanderlinde, Paul Raser, Ron Olson, and Tom Gestach. Honorary casketbearer was Jeff Lenzen. Burial will be at St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery, Carver.
Joe was born May 6,1956 in Shakopee, MN, to Edward Sr. and Elizabeth (Raser) Hammers, one of 7 children. He was baptized and confirmed at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, and graduated from Chaska High School in 1974. On August 28, 1998, Joe married Amy Steinhagen at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Waconia, MN. Joe was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Carver, and the Knights of Columbus. He worked as an electrician for over 35 years in the Chaska area. He enjoyed softball, horseshoes, bowling, broomball, gardening, flowers and birdwatching. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth “Betty”.
Survivors include his loving wife, Amy; sons, Matthew, of Chaska, Ben and Grant, of Carver; daughters, Amber, of Chaska, Lizzie, of Carver; granddaughter, Payton; father, Edward Sr., of Chaska; brothers, Edward Jr. (Teresa), of Chaska, Henry (Kim), of Chaska, Roger (Michelle), of Victoria, Jeffrey (Sarah), of Cologne; sisters, Deborah (Tom) Halaychik, of Eau Claire, Kristine “Tina” Schrempp, of Chaska; parents-in-law, Dan and Aldean Steinhagen, of Waconia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Dan (Amy) Steinhagen, of Edina, Gary (Lori) Steinhagen, of Belle Plaine, Betsy (Aaron) Warrick, of Atlanta, GA, Charlie (Julie) Steinhagen, of Waconia, Peggy Steinhagen, of Phoenix, AZ, Andy (Sue) Steinhagen, of Norwood-Young America, Tony Steinhagen, of Maple Grove.
Funeral arrangements were with the Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, MN.