Louise M. Hamann, age 93, of New Germany, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waconia.
She was born June 6, 1918, in Bergen Township, the daughter of Emil and Elizabeth (Schimmel) Engelmann. Louise was baptized and confirmed at County Line Evangelical and Reformed Church in Norwood Young America.
She was united in marriage to Alvin B. Hamann April 21, 1945, at the County Line Evangelical and Reformed Church in Norwood Young America by the Rev. P. Schild.
Louise and Alvin ran the feed mill together for many years and when they were not at work, they loved to go on fishing trips with each other.
Louise taught school in Silver Lake in her earlier years, and was a substitute teacher for a period of time after that. She also worked as a house cleaner for a number of years, and helped out with booking the New Germany Hall for upcoming events.
Very active in her life, Louise participated in many events and headed up many of the groups she belonged to, including Ladies Aid at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in New Germany, church quilt group, the New Germany Public School Board, fair clerk at the Carver County Fair, Diamond Jubilee for the city of New Germany celebrating the 75th anniversary, election judge for Carver County, 4-H leader for many years, homemakers group, and part of the senior citizens organization.
Louise enjoyed playing cards, being a part of the 500 and bridge club and also taking in a game of sheephead.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; son Dale Hamann; parents Emil and Elizabeth Engelmann; grandson-in-law Josh Landin; sisters Emma Luebke, Nora Schrupp, Della Volkenant, and Edna Brandenburg; and brothers Edwin, Robert, Herbert, Albert and Arthur Engelmann.
Louise is survived by her loving family: daughters and sons-in-law Diane and Ken Plocher of Mayer, Donna and Gerry Stuewe of Hamburg, and Doreen and Chuck Dressel of Waconia; daughter-in-law Karen Hamann of Hutchinson; grandchildren Lisa and Joe Sherwood, Wendy and Dennis Geyen, Shawn Plocher, Jill and Jon Schmidt, Julie and Chris Johnson, Michelle and Dana Cox, Jeff and Renae Stuewe, Heather and Chinmaya Sarangi, and Mike Dressel; and great-grandchildren Madison, Connor, Nicholas, Benjamin, Jessica, Trevor, Kate, Lauren, Matthew, Keelan, Lukas, Kiersten, Kylar, Lily, Broyden, Evin, Rohan, Ishan, Mason and Hudson.
She is further survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Shirley Hamann of Princeton; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service took place Friday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany with visitation from noon until the time of the service. The Rev. LeRoy LaPlant officiated, and interment was at St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery.
Louise’s grandchildren were her casket bearers.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.