Francis Hammes, Sr.
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Francis Hammes, Sr., 81, Green Bay, passed away with his loving family by his side, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
He was born on May 3, 1938, in Calumet, to the late Jerome and Catherine (Krajacic) Hammes. Francis was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Laurium.
After high school, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Alaska. He proudly served from 1958 to 1961.
On October 6, 1962, he married Ann Barinotti and together they shared 56 years of marriage. They raised their three sons, Jim, Jerome and Francis Jr., and one daughter, Ann. Francis was employed at Austin Straubel Airport with the Federal Aviation Administration as an Electro Mechanic.
Francis loved aviation and enjoyed being in nature where he would hunt and camp. He was also a wonderful cook, enjoyed playing the key board and was a talented handyman that could fix anything. Francis was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Howard and gladly shared his artistic talent with his parish and was involved with the Koinonia retreat program.
Francis is survived by his wife, Ann; three children, James Hammes, Francis (life partner, Carlos Herrera) Hammes, Jr., and Ann (Dennis) Williquette; four grandchildren, Ryan Hammes, Kayla Padgett, Andrew Hammes, and Logan Williquette; his sister, Katherine (David) Orde; sister-in-law, Mary Larson; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Hammes; a grandson, Matthew Odea; parents, Jerome and Catherine Hammes; brother, Jerome Hammes; and sister, Geraldine Mackey.
Visitation will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave., Howard, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Monday, July 8.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 p.m. on Monday at the church with Rev. John Bergstadt officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
To send online condolences, please go to BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
The Hammes family thanks his team of Bellin doctors, as well as the staffs at Woodside Lutheran Home and at Aurora BayCare Hospital. The family would also like to give a special thank you to the Ashwaubenon Emergency Response Team for their professional care and compassion.