Robert Eugene Hammig was born on February 8, 1935 and passed away peacefully in his favorite chair at home with his wife, Kathy, of nearly 58 years by his side. In addition to his wife Kathy Hammig, he is survived by his brother Mike Hammig and sister in law Janie, his children Meredith Hammig and Mark Hammig, and his five grandchildren - Harrison, Chloe, Enzo, Zoe and George.
Bob was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas where his parents lived their entire lives and he took his own family frequently to visit. As a young man, he moved West - stopping to work at Yellowstone National Park before ending up in Denver, Colorado in 1963. He and Kathy met at St John's United Methodist Church while working together in the youth program. They were married during a Sunday morning service on June 12, 1966.
Bob had 2 full careers. First at General Electric for over 20 years, then the postal service for another 20, retiring in 1996. In addition to work, Bob had a robust life full of many interests. He and Kathy were avid square dancers and devoted parents. He enjoyed his collections of trains, stamps and coins. He created art through stained glass and Bob Ross landscape paintings. His children inherited his passion of rock collecting as evidenced by their own impressive collections. And, he loved to fish. Dad/Grandpa/Uncle Bob would spend hours patiently setting up poles and detangling lines all the while awaiting his own catch. It's safe to say that one of his many legacies will be the shared love of fishing that his children and grandchildren possess.
Friends and family would characterize Bob as quiet, calm and kind. He was steady and dependable and had a wicked sense of humor. Bob was unassuming so in his spirit and in lieu of any service, his family suggests that you pick up that rock that catches your eye or spend some time patiently waiting for that fish to bite. He was loved and will be missed.
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Bob was a gentleman and a very kind soul.
Prayers to you and your family for comfort at this time of loss.
(Cherylin Edmonds Norton)