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.
God how I miss you! You were my angel that taught me to be stronger, more independent and to love again. I will never forget you and the time we spent together. I wish I could have helped more but I know you wanted to escape the pain. Everyday was a struggle for you. I know your with your mom and dad and that is what you wanted more than anything else. I know I will be ok and you will be with me, always in my heart.
Buffy – Mike’s Fiance
We Miss You! And will miss you being the fantastic Son-In-Law you would have been. You where a perfect fit for our family from the day we met you. We know you wanted to go home to be with your mom and dad. And we will forever miss you, and wish you would have been with us longer. You were the perfect person for our daughter, and we loved you. The pain is gone now, rest in peace.
In-laws-to be…… Roy and Becky Houston
R.I.P Mike, so sorry I could not be there for you when you where do down. You are with your mom and dad now. The good Lord will watch out over you. God Bless you and I love you and I will miss you.
God Bless Your Soul Mike. I really wish I could of done more to help you, but dealing with it myself, I failed. I believe you are safe, without pain (mentally and physically) and happy. I know you wanted so much to live and have a wonderful life with Buffy but your illnesses were to strong. I will always love you my dear boy and I have and will continue to ask god to bless your soul.
With All My Love
Auntie/Mommy Mary McCune