In Memory of

Marcella Hammen

December 3, 1928 - November 24, 2021
From: Rockwell City, IA


Rockwell City – Frances Marcella Hammen 92, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at her home following a lengthy illness.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 27, 2021 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Father Lawrence McCarty officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Burial of casket will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at St. Francis Catholic Church, with a Parish Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a Vigil for the deceased at 7:00 p.m.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.

     Marcella is survived by her children, Ron (Dianne) Hammen of Rockwell City, Rose (Paul) Kutz of Rockwell City, Randy (Kathy) Hammen of Rockwell City, Marty (Barb) Hammen of Jolley, Jeff (Donna) Hammen of Rockwell City, Joan (Bob) Kidney of Panora, and Annie (Gary) Errington of Star Lake, WI; daughter-in-law Kitty Hammen of Purdy, MO; 26 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Keevan Hammen; infant daughter Teresa Louise Hammen; sons, Francis “Fran” Hammen and Duane Hammen; granddaughters, Tammie Kutz – Segebart and Tracy Kidney; great-grandsons, Dylan Kidney and Cray Hammen; her parents, Fred and Bertha (Whitesitt) Gesy; sisters, Florence Nord, Maxine Wine, Alice Irene Stumpf, Agnes Eileen Bartels, and Bertha Swanson – Carlson; and brothers, Lawrence, Emmitt, Virgil, Joe, and Leo Gesy.

     Frances Marcella Gesy Hammen was born December 3, 1928 at Fonda, Iowa.  She graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Fonda with the Class of 1946.  On February 11, 1947 she was united in marriage to Keevan Hammen at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Fonda.  The couple lived in Fonda.  In 1956, they established their home on a farm south of Jolley.  In 1987, they retired from farming and moved into Rockwell City.  Keevan passed away in 2005.  Marcella was a faithful member of St. Francis Catholic Church and a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pomeroy, where she taught CCD classes for many years.  She also served as a hospice volunteer for 10 years and was a member of the Neighborhood Idle Hour Club.

SERVICES
Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m. - Saturday
November 27, 2021
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Father Lawrence McCarty
CASKET BEARERS
Adam Kutz
Julie Kaster
Ryan Hammen
Kim Korleski
Keith Hammen
Troy Hammen
Austin Hammen
Rob Errington
VISITATION
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Friday
November 26, 2021
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa

MUSIC
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Lisa Wozniak
INTERMENT
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa

Condolences

Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 9:19 AM
“To all the Hammen Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sally was a very special lady and will be greatly missed. Cherish all the memories you have of her.
Steve & Carol Moberg
- Steve & Carol Moberg

Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 8:12 AM
“Prayers to you all. Many fond memories of your mom. Loved seeing her at church when visiting RC over the years. Jane”
- Jane Stumpf Gundvaldson

Friday, November 26, 2021 at 1:09 PM
“Heaven sure gained a wonderful lady, my prayers & sympathy are with all the family.”
- Janice Wetter

Friday, November 26, 2021 at 9:56 AM
“My heartfelt sympathy to each & everyone of Sallys family members She was such a nice lady! May she rest in peace!

- Shirley Ashbrook

Friday, November 26, 2021 at 7:53 AM
“My deepest condolences to the family. ”
- Pamala Bigelow Piltingsrud

Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 7:54 PM
“My thoughts and prayers to the family and close friends . She was a loving and caring woman. RIP Marcella ”
- Marilyn Henry

Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 10:31 AM
“So sorry to hear of the passing of Marcella. She will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers”
- John Hardy

Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 6:49 AM
“A very nice person, that I thought a lot of. I always enjoyed visiting with her when she came to visit Duane and Kitty.”
- Duane Kaiser

Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 6:21 AM
“She was a sweet lady. Always thought of her as a grandma to me. May she rest in peace. My condolence to all the Hammen family. ”
- Michelle L Doyen

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 11:25 PM
“We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who mourn. Hold on to the previous memories. May she Rest In Peace. ”
- Stacy Rubis

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 9:28 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of Sal's family. She was a loving mom and lady. May all your happy memories always keep her close in your hearts.”
- Peggy Doyen O'Connor

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 8:23 PM
“Prayers for the family I have known Dwayne and kitty for years you all in my thoughts and prayers”
- Tammy cassity

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 7:19 PM
“My thoughts and prayers for all of the family”
- Cindy Peiffer

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 5:24 PM
“Our prayer and thoughts are with you all. She was a very special lady.”
- Dave and Kathy Weiss

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 5:20 PM
“Every time she looked at me she smiled.....and I smiled back......I`ve got such a big smile on my face right now.....RIP Marcella, say hi to everyone for me.....”
- Terry Hammen

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 5:13 PM
“Our loving thoughts embrace you and your family during this difficult time. ”
- Kay Larson, Jim and John Kidney

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 5:13 PM
“My heart goes out to the entire family. She had a full life. Mom I will miss you. Love Luann Miller ”
- Miller Luann

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hammen family. She was such a kind special lady, Grandma and Mother. You have our sympathies.”
- Sandi Huster

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 4:50 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers to the Hammen family
Larry & Teresa Uken”
- Teresa Ukena

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 4:48 PM
“My sincere condolences for Rose and all her family members.”
- Cindy Anno

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 4:20 PM
“Prayers and condolences on the loss of such an extraordinary lafy. May God Blessings be with the entire family.”
- Butch & Penny Acheson

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 4:11 PM
“Please receive my heartfelt condolences. My prayers, heart and love are with you all at this time. ”
- Jamie Hoover

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 4:07 PM
“Our sincere condolences and prayers for the entire Hammen Family. Additional prayers for Kitty, Austin and your entire family.”
- Larry and Donna Johnson


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