Dale R. Hamann, 88, Luverne, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A funeral service was Saturday, Oct. 7, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Dale Hamann was born on Aug. 29, 1929, to August and Lela (Holmes) Hamann on the family farm in Rock County. He was baptized on Dec. 15, 1929, and confirmed in the Lutheran faith on July 4, 1943, all at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Dale was raised on the farm and attended District 10 Country School through the eighth grade and then attended two years of school at Luverne High School. Dale then went to work full time on the farm.
On Sept. 28, 1949, Dale married Mary Ann Swenson at St. John Lutheran Church. Following their marriage, the couple made their home on his family’s farm. They remained together as close partners, working side by side and later purchasing the Hamann Family Century Farm, which had been in their family since 1891. Dale and Mary Ann took great pride in caring for their animals, buildings, equipment and land. Mary Ann died on Sept. 24, 2005.
Dale was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where he served as an elder for many years. He served as a member of the Rock County Rural Water Board. He was an avid reader and enjoyed his cats and dogs on the farm. He held a great love for his wife and their daughter. Dale had a passion for farming.
Dale is survived by his daughter, Sonia (R. John) Line, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; special family friend Kathy Moe; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann; his parents; and six siblings, Virgil Hamann, Elsie Hemme, Elmer Hamann; Francis Sievert, Irene Hemme and Alice Schmuck.
Memorials may be directed to Little Lambs Pre-School of St. John Lutheran Church, LWML.
Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www. Hartquistfuneral.com.