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HAMANN, Fredericka Marie Age 94, of Hamilton, peacefully reunited with her husband, Lou, in Heaven on Saturday, December 21, 2013. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on September 12, 1919 the daughter of Paul and Fredricka (Koch) Pumilia. After graduating from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, she began her life of service as a registered nurse there. Her dedication to helping others inspired hundreds of young people to enter the field of nursing. As a concert pianist, she performed for the Bundles of Britain to support the troops of World War II. On March 21, 1942 in St. Stephen's Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Louis J. "Lou" Hamann, in a ceremony performed by brother-in-law, Fr. Edwin Hamann. Her service journey continued at Black Clawson and United Aircraft as the director of nursing until her husband returned from the war in 1945. She was a beloved mother and grandmother to her 9 children and 22 grandchildren: Pamela (Vernon) Long of Lake Oswego, Oregon; Edward (Marjie) Hamann of Cincinnati - Christine (Rick) Voegele, Eddie (Martha) Hamann and Andrew (Bethany) Hamann; Michael (late wife Barbara) Hamann of Hamilton; Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland (late husband Tim) (fiancé John Glynn) of Apple Valley, MN - Gabrielle (Dustin) Thompson, Stefani, Tara and David Roland; Paul Hamann of Hamilton - Paul Ryan and Jason (Melissa) Hamann; John (Cindy) Hamann of Liberty Township - Matthew, Amanda and Joseph (Jessica) Hamann; David (Pam) Hamann - Katie, Madeleine, Thomas and Olivia; Duane (Bobbi) Hamann - Brynn and Brooke; Teresa (Michael) Coughlin - Michael II, Alayna, Alexa and Mitchell. Another pride and joy were her 5 great-grandchildren - Samantha, Nicholas, Piper, Sydney and Lucas and 2 babies on the way! She was blessed to be especially close to her brother Paul and her sister Frances' children, both of whom preceded her in death - Paula Jane Bueno, Audrey Takacs, Linda Lamb Erwin, Marc Lamb, Greg Lamb, Dean Lamb and all of their families. Fredericka was a lifelong member of St. Peter in Chains where she served in numerous roles. She lived a long, blessed and wonderful life serving God, her family and others. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church, 382 Liberty Avenue, Hamilton with Father Timothy Bunch celebrant. Burial will be at St. Stephen's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hamilton High School - Fine Arts Department. Online condolences are available at www.browndawsonflick.com
Published in Journal-News on Dec. 24, 2013