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Marvin J. “Nick” Hamann

February 18, 2018
Reinbeck Courier

Marvin J. "Nick" Hamann, 88, of Reinbeck, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 following a lengthy illness. The funeral service for Nick was held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, preceded by one hour of visitation at the church. Burial followed services at the Reinbeck Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family and messages of condolence may be left at

Nick was born June 17, 1929 in Beaman, Iowa, to his parents William & Emma (Harmsen) Hamann. He graduated from Reinbeck Community School in 1946. He worked on the farm for his dad until 1951 while working at Rath Packing during the winter months. In 1951, he started working for DX-Sunray. In 1954, he married Joann Steil of Nashua, Iowa. They made their home in Madison, Wisc. until 1955 when he transferred back to Waterloo for Sunray DX, until 1976. DX-Sunray moved their Waterloo office to Tulsa but Nick began working for Warren Transport (1976 1978). He later went to work for Deere & Co. until his retirement on May 30, 1993.

From 1993 until October of 2011, Nick drove school bus for the Reinbeck Community Schools. In between AM and PM routes and special trips, he was the Reinbeck City Park custodian, during the summer months.

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Nick enjoyed dancing and card playing. He was also a member of the Oak Leaf Country Club in Reinbeck. His pride and joy was singing with the Inter-Faith Men's Chorus which traveled to various locations in Iowa and Minnesota. His later years were spent making new friends and his occasional trips to the casino.

He is survived by his sons Rodney (Ruby) Hamann of Jacksonville, Fla. and Tom (Irene) Hamann of Reinbeck; sister Marlene (Bill) Russell of Traer; grandchildren Cody (Eryn) Hamann of Waterloo, and Heather Hamann of Altoona; great-grandchildren Haydan and Desmon Daniel. Nick is preceded in death by his parents; wife Joann "Jody"; brothers Leonard & Howard Hamann and sister Vivian Bauer.



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