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Nicholas L. Hamm

September 30th, 1946 – August 9th, 2016

Nicholas L. "Nick" Hamm, age 69 of Astoria, IL, passed away at 9:48 am on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in the ER at the Mason District Hospital In Havana, IL. He was born on September 30, 1946 in Canton, IL, the son of Auston Jack and Mary Josephine (Markley) Hamm. He married Linda C. Dorich on June 24, 1967 in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Todd (and Jennifer) of Elkhart, IL, Chris (and Megan Kirby) of Astoria, and A.J. of Springfield, IL, one daughter Heidi (and Justin) Elbe of Macomb, IL, and seven grandchildren; Griffin Bloyd, Lance Hamm, Jersee Hamm, Emma Hamm, Nicholas Elbe, Josie Elbe, and Lucie Elbe.

Nick was preceded in death by his sister, Julia Vallejo.

Nick graduated from Astoria High School where he played football and developed his work ethic. He earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Vocational Education from WIU in Macomb. He taught welding at Astoria High School and Spoon River College in Canton. He also worked at Buckhart Mine in Canton and Elm Mine in Elmwood, IL. He worked for 39 years at Dynegy Midwest Generation in Havana as Maintenance Foreman, retiring on May 3, 2016.

Nick was an avid reader. He enjoyed travel and working on his machinery. He also enjoyed helping out his neighbors.

Services will be held on Friday, August 12th at 11:00 am at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Robert Green will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 11 from 5-8 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Illinois Neurological Institute at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria or the South Fulton Rebels Booster Club. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Condolences


August 10th, 2016

Thinking of all of you and keeping you in my prayers. Babette Massaglia

August 10th, 2016

May you find comfort and peace surrounded by family and friends and sustained by your faith. Nick was a great man.
Lowell and Mary Aten

August 10th, 2016

Thinking of you ALL
The Gary Taylor Family

August 10th, 2016

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Nick was a wonderful person.
Rusty Barker Family

August 10th, 2016

Thinking of you all and will keep you in our prayers. Bob and Peggy Spencer

August 10th, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Marcia and Jon Breeden

August 10th, 2016

So sorry Linda & families- Nike was a wonderful man & friend of are family for many years Hugs and prayers. Bob&Rett Mummert

August 10th, 2016

Nick was a great neighbor, Generous man, and loved his family very much, Will be missed, but never forgotten
Debby & Darrell Pierce

August 10th, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers to the Hamm family. Praying you will find peace and comfort with family and friends that are there for you.
Doug & Cynde Ketterman

August 11th, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time . .. may God's love give you comfort
Dennis & Cyndi Ratcliff

August 11th, 2016

Our deepest sympathies go out to your family. We pray that you feel God's comfort in this time of need.

Nathan, Heather, Benjamin & Jackson Fricke

August 11th, 2016

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob and Melba Baker

August 11th, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Linda and your family. Dale and Linda Pittman

August 11th, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you. Nancy Carithers

August 11th, 2016

We would like to express our deepest condolences. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Mike, Donna, Tim and Sydney Koehler

August 11th, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Shelley Mason MPGS

August 11th, 2016

We are so very sorry to learn to Nick's passing. Our deep sympathy to Nick's family. Alvin and Lorenda Spilker

August 11th, 2016

We are sorry for your loss and are keeping you, and your family, in our prayers. John and Ann Olson

August 11th, 2016

Our deepest sympathy; we love all the times we enjoyed with your family! The Robert Finn Family

August 11th, 2016

We are deeply sorry for your loss and are lifting you up in prayer. JB & Norma Onion

August 11th, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Amy Shaw (Davis) and family.

August 11th, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. You all in my thoughts and prayers. Jo Pierson

August 11th, 2016

Deepest sympathy to Nick's family. Anita Mann

August 11th, 2016

So Very Sorry for Your Loss. My Thoughts & Prayers are with all your Family. Sue Palmer & Family

August 11th, 2016

Sorry to hear of Nick's passing. It was a joy to have the privilege of working with him at the power plant. Prayers for the family. Bill Weime

August 11th, 2016

Linda and family Im sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy . Gina Clayton

August 11th, 2016

Linda & Family... From 6th grade thru High School graduation, Nick was a very special classmate! Thinking of you with sympathy, Dixie (Grover) Stitt

August 11th, 2016

Oh Linda, I am so sad for you and your family. May God grant you His peace.
Cindy Tingley

August 12th, 2016

Linda, Todd, Chris, Hiedi, and AJ,
So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his comforting arms around you during this time of mourning. Always rest on the promises of Psalms 23. Praying for you all.
Don, Lorraina, Jesse, and Felicity Southerd

August 12th, 2016

Our sincere condolences to you Linda and your family. Willis knew Nick as a friend and co-worker at Rushville High School. Keeping you in our prayers.
Willis and Johanna Sly

August 12th, 2016

My thoughts and prayers for the Hamm family. Roberta Oest

August 12th, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Prayers. May God give comfort and guidance to the family during this difficult time and the many days ahead. Mike and Donna Shirley

August 12th, 2016

Prayers for the family during this difficult time of loss. Rick and Kathy Heller

August 12th, 2016

So saddened to hear about Nick. You're all in our thoughts & prayers. Mark & Mary S Clayton.

August 12th, 2016

Jim and I are sad to hear of Nick's passing. Our prayers for peace and healing for your hearts at this time of great loss for his family and friends. Jim and Rhonda Wilson

August 18th, 2016

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Sincerely The Staff of Performance Automotive.