Kenneth C. Hamann

September 1, 1926January 21, 2013

Kenneth C. Hamann, 86, of East Peoria, passed away at 6:15 am, on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.

He was born on September 1, 1926 in Groveland Township, IL to Charles and Nora (Warren) Hamann. He married Jane L. Taylor on July 24, 1949 in Peoria, IL. She preceded him in death on December 6, 2008. His parents, four sisters, two brothers, one great-grandson and one son-in-law also preceded him in death.

Surviving are six children, Pamela Dowds of Pekin, Dennis Hamann of Peoria, Gwen (Tim) Bradley of East Peoria, Mark (Aileen) Hamann of East Peoria, Gail (Roy) Griffith of Morton and Kirk (Alisa) Hamann of East Peoria. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Kenneth served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and was honorably discharge in 1946 after receiving the Purple Heart. He worked as a Steamfitter for many years retiring in 1983.He was a member of the Steamfitters Unionlocal 353 for over 65 years. He was a Lifetime member of the National Home, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Purple Hearts #175, Am Vets Post 64, VFW 2078 and the Forty and Eight Club. He was a member of the Izaak Walton in Springbay and the Masonic Lodge #52. Kenneth loved gardening, antiques and his two dogs, Gracie and Jack. He also served as the Flag Chairman for the VFW 2078 for many years.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm with visitation one hour prior to the service at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria, IL. Burial will follow the service at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorials may be made to T.A.P.S. or a charity of the Donor’s Choice. Please visit Ken's story at


  • Visitation Friday, January 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2013

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Chuck Gowan

April 22, 2013

April 21,2013--I just learned of the passing of Kenny. I am a U A member of local 440 in Indianapolis IN. Kenny was a foreman that I had on a power house project in 1971. He to me was one of the most colorfull guy that I ever worked around. He puts a smile on my face when I think about him. He could bring warmth with his humor to the many cold day we spent that winter. I will never forget his innosent heart warming smile.He will remain a legend with me.

Lynn Ahart

January 26, 2013

Pam, I am very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My dad, Les Jones, asked me to also express his sympathy. Dad is the last of the double wedding ceremony so many years ago. Please know you are in my families thoughts and prayers! May your memories bring you through this very difficult time.
Lynn (Jones) Ahart

Mike Jones

January 25, 2013

I am sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I'm not sure if you remember me or not,but your folks and mine were married together. Your Mom and my Mom were good friends from high school.We lost my Mom the week before Christmas,so I know what you are going through right now.I pray God will comfort you and give you strength.


January 24, 2013

Pam, Jo and I are sorry to hear about your Father. We will keep you and your family in our prayers during these difficult times. Please let us know if you need anything.