David W. Hammer, 77, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Stonehill Franciscan Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at St. Patrick’s Church in Benton, with Father David Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City where the parish wake service will be at 2:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9:00-10:15 a.m. Saturday at the church before the service.
David was born on Dec. 4, 1940, in Galena, Ill., the son of Wilbur and Marilyn (Koehler) Hammer. He married Katherine Hesseling on July 16, 1974, in Kieler.
David graduated from Cuba City High School and the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base. He spent 27 years serving his country in the Air National Guard. He worked for over forty years as a tool and die maker at John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works. From 1975 until present day he showed and owned commercial and registered sheep both locally and nationally. David served on the Farm Service Agency Board for nine years and also served for over ten years on the Lafayette County Board. He enjoyed history, playing euchre, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine; two daughters, Amy (Ryan Bouckaert) Hammer, of Littleton, Colo., and Sara (Stephen) Chulski, of Green Bay; two sons, August (Sarah Welbes-Hammer) Hammer, of Dubuque, Iowa, and Leo Hammer, of Oshkosh; one brother Dale (Kathleen) Hammer, of Cuba City; and two grandchildren.
He was proceeded in death by his parents.
A David W. Hammer Memorial Fund has been established.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.caseyfuneralhome.net.