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Leo W. Hammes, 84

Leo W. Hammes, age 84, of Deer Park, Wis., died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Willow Ridge Healthcare in Amery.

Leo was born Aug. 1, 1933, to parents, William and Helena (nee Haase) of Lake Elmo, Minn. Leo was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army as a Sergeant. Leo married the love of his life, Margot Lorenz, in Germany, in 1959. In 1963, Leo and Margot moved to Deer Park, Wis., County Road H, where Leo worked as a farmer.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy (Fred) Lyons; and brothers, Earl and William Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margot; sister, Eleanor "Ellie"; nephew, William Lyons; and several cousins.

Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 365 West River Drive, New Richmond, WI 54017, with visitation one hour prior. Luncheon to follow the service. Interment will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery Woodbury, Minn. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral and Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond, WI.

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