Peter Hamre, 59

Peter “Pete” Kent Hamre, age 59, of rural Dassel, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at his home, after suffering a massive coronary.

He was born Oct. 16, 1956, in Blue Earth, the son of Eloi and Alta (Cahoon) Hamre. Peter was baptized as an infant at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth; and was confirmed in his faith as a youth at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.

He received his education in Hutchinson, and was a graduate of Hutchinson High School class of 1975. Pete was involved in high school sports, and was very proficient in basketball and golf. He later furthered his education at Ridgewater College in Hutchinson.

After high school, Pete was employed at Goebel Fixture Company in Hutchinson, where he worked for 30 years before an early retirement to enjoy other ventures and travel.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.

Pete enjoyed day-trading, woodworking, and collecting, buying, and selling antiques. He was a computer “geek,” and self-taught electronics expert.

An avid gardener, Peter was noted for his hybrid tomatoes, and always started the plants in his greenhouse in the winter.

In keeping with his athletic prowess, Pete enjoyed biking, golfing, wind-surfing,. and cross-country skiing.

He especially cherished spending time with his family and friends.

Pete was a loving, caring son; wonderful brother, and a good friend. With his dry sense of humor, he was an all-around nice guy. The world will be a lonely place without him.

Pete is survived by his sister, Susan Neubarth, and her husband, David of Hutchinson; uncle LaVern Hamre of Laramie, WY; cousins Roger Kray of Jackson, WY, and Natalie Dahl and her husband, Don of Madison Lake, MN; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eloi and Alta Hamre.

A gathering of family and friends took place Thursday, Feb. 18 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with Pastor Scott Grorud officiating.

Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guestbook are available at www.hantge.com; click on Obituaries/Guest Book.

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