HURON — Alan D. Hamm, age 56, of Huron died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Huron Regional Medical Center.
His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Bethesda Church with the Rev. Roy Burket officiating. Burial will be in the Ideal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Bethesda Church with his family present from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. Visit www.kuhlerfuneralhome.com.
Alan Dean Hamm was born August 17, 1956, at Beatrice, Nebraska to Donald and Miriam (Glanzer) Hamm. He graduated from Bridgewater High School and worked for custom harvesters for a few years.
On June 24, 1978 he married Laurie Pullman at Huron. Following their marriage they lived in Raymond, Doland and Huron. Alan and Laurie were part owners of the Doland De-hy plant in Doland from 1980-1986. Alan then worked for TEREX and for the last ten years had been the owner and manager of Dakota Precision Machining in Huron.
Alan taught Sunday school for many years. He was commander of the AWANA program at Bethesda Church for sixteen years and considered that area of the church his ministry. Teaching children about the Lord and leading them to Christ was his passion in life. He enjoyed long trips on his Harley motorcycle and valued the time he could spend with family, especially his granddaughter, Kherington.
Alan is survived by his wife, Laurie of Huron; his three children, Michelle Hamm of Orlando, Florida, Brenten Hamm of Huron, and Jordan and his wife, Kari Hamm of Minneapolis, Minnesota; his mother, Miriam Hamm of Freeman; two brothers, Joe and his wife, Janis Hamm of St. James, Minnesota, and Sid and his wife, Donna Hamm of Grabill, Indiana; one sister, Joyce and her husband, Rick Palmateer of Topeka, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
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