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Bernard W. Hammes

March 31, 1926 — September 23, 2020

SIGOURNEY-Bernard W. Hammes, age 94, of Sigourney, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at his home.
Bernard was born March 31, 1926, near Harper, to Zeno and Edna (Horras) Hammes and received his education in country school and Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School. Bernard served in the U.S. Army from 1950 until 1952, during the Korean Conflict. On January 15, 1953, he married Phyllis Bombei at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Bernard lived and farmed in Keokuk County all his life. He also was a dealer of Vermeer large balers for over 30 years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sigourney, former member of the Knights of Columbus, and enjoyed sports, especially the Hawkeyes and Dodgers, farming and raising livestock, especially cattle.
Survivors include his wife: Phyllis of Sigourney; 12 children: Gerald (Peg) Hammes, Tony (Sherry) Hammes, Rhonda (Larry) Wehr, Marlene Tuggle, Wayne (Sharon) Hammes, Dennis (Lori) Hammes, Sarah (Gary) Gimbel, Mary Ann (Hassan) Samman, Kevin (Toni) Hammes, Kyle (Luanne) Hammes, Annette Hammes and Lyle (Phebe) Hammes; 28 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and sister: Mary Hahn. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Donald Hammes; two sisters: Marjorie Striegel and Isabelle Baker; son-in-law: Bill Tuggle and a daughter in infancy.

Private family funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sigourney, with Rev. Robert Lathrop officiating. For friends and others who wish to attend, it will be livestreamed on the Powell Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemeteries - Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in rural Harper. Public visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020, at the church. Mask usage and social distancing are required inside the church.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Washington County Hospice or the Clear Creek Heritage Association. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Bernard and his family. Tributes may be made at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

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