Rockwell City – Sue Hammen, 64, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake City. Celebrant was Father Lynn Bruch and burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Lake City.
Survivors include her daughters LeAnn Rosado of Rockwell City and Loni Emery (Doug Ewing) of Nevada; granddaughters Alexi Rosado of Rockwell City and Natalie Emery of Nevada; brothers Harl (Diane) Stephenson of Otho, and Bill (Diane) Stephenson of Rockwell City; sisters Kathy Stephenson of Fort Dodge, and Connie Falk of Rockwell City; sister-in-law Patty Stephenson of Lake City, and many loved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents LeRoy and Mary Ann Stephenson, brother Dennis Stephenson and brother-in-law Mark Falk.
Sue was born on March 4, 1954 in Carroll, Iowa and was raised in rural Lake City. She graduated from Lake City High School in 1972 and attended the University of Northern Iowa until 1973. Sue went back to college as an adult and graduated from Buena Vista University, Fort Dodge Center, in May, 1998. On July 5, 1975, Sue married Steve Hammen, the couple later divorced in 2003. Through the years Sue worked at Beneficial Finance, Fort Dodge, Baker Wholesale, Fort Dodge, G&L Building Center, Manson and Calhoun County Public Health, Rockwell City. She was a member of WaTanYe Club, Manson, City of Manson Park Board, City of Manson Council member, ISU Extension Council member and Prairie Rose Country Dancers. Sue was also the Consult H.R. Manager of Calhoun County employees. She had earned the certification of PHR (Professional in Human Resources).
Sue enjoyed reading, the computer, her job and enjoyed working with all her co-workers. She had a great time planning and attending her class reunions, something her class held annually. She enjoyed going to the movies and loved her popcorn, enjoyed dancing and playing cards; most of all she loved her family, especially her daughters and granddaughters.