He was born June 15, 1923 to Charles and Almira (Miller) Hamm.
Don worked at Pearl Brewery for 23 years and then worked as a security guard for Methodists Hospitals until retiring in 1983. He enjoyed meeting with his friends at the Brown Bear, and his dogs.
Survivors include his children, Martin Hamm, Leavenworth, KS, and Tegwin Shannon, Rock Island, IL; one brother, Charles Hamm, Oklahoma City, OK; grandchildren, Craig Hamm, Kim Froman, Alan Shannon, Tim Shannon, Kathy Padavich, Tammy McCracken, a special niece Karen Hamm and several great-grandchildren.
Graveside services: 2:30 PM Monday, September 23, 2013 at Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Public visitation and family receiving hours will be 1 to 2 PM Monday, September 23, 2013 at Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home in St. Joseph.
Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.