Michael Alan Hamm, of Lawrence, died at his home on September 8, 2014. He was 37 years old.
Mike was born in Wichita, KS, on September 28, 1976, the son of Connie and Bob Hamm. He was a graduate of Lawrence High School.
In 1997 Mike married Vanessa Lester. They divorced in 1998.
In 2001, Mike married Sarah Ward and joined the U. S. Navy, and later that year Mike and Sarah moved to Norfolk, VA. Mike was assigned to the U.S.S. Kearsarge and was deployed to the Persian Gulf twice. He was honorably discharged in 2004.
After moving back to Lawrence, Mike entered an apprenticeship training program with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 441. He completed the 5 year program and graduated as a journeyman.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include Sarah, his sons Chance and Xander, his sister Leslie and her husband Bryan Hedrick, his nieces Ally and Makayla, his fiancée Buffy Houston DeWolf, and many aunts, uncles, cousin, and other family members.
No services are planned in Lawrence, but a memorial service will be held at a later date in Wichita.