Daniel “Hammer” L. Hemmersbach

Daniel L. “Hammer” Hemmersbach, age 55, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away of pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at his home. He was born May 8, 1964 to Lambert and Mary (Antony) Hemmersbach in Sparta, Wisconsin. Danny most recently worked for Volk Field/React for 11 years. Prior to that, he worked at the Tomah Glass Company for 20 years, and worked his early years farming, including Chapman farms.

Danny was a gentle giant who although was quiet, had a heart of gold. He was willing to help at any given moment and enjoyed the gift of giving through his bountiful garden and pig roasts. He was a hardworking and crafty man who had a love for woodworking. Danny had a true appreciation for well-made, quality items. Danny had a great passion for the outdoors and loved the peace and quiet while hunting. He enjoyed attending hunting banquets in the community and surrounding areas. Danny was proud of his role as an uncle and great uncle to his many nieces and nephews.

One of the most joyous moments in Danny’s life was the Hammer Cancer Benefit. Through this, he truly realized the impact he had on so many people and the community. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his siblings, Barbara (John) Williamson of Tomah, Bernadette (Mark) Hanson of Belvidere, Illinois, Christine (John) Kenworthy of Tomah, Janet (Rick) Lavold of Lodi, Mary (John) Repka of Warrens, and Patricia (Kevin) O’Loughlin of Manitowoc; nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Richard) Leyva, Christopher Kelly, Craig Hanson, Megan Hanson, Kimberly Hanson, Melissa (George) Handorf, Andrea (Kyle) Gilson, Keeley (Drew) Hruska, Elizabeth Kenworthy, John (Katrina) Kenworthy, Hannah (Tim) Schraufnagel, Rachel (Alex) Hesse, Jessa (Kyle) Von Haden, Michelle (Erik) Von Haden, Katie Repka, Tommy Repka, Ryan O’Loughlin (Dan Li) and Stephanie O’Loughlin (Zach Mickle); many great nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; along with many cousins, other relatives and friends. He is further survived by his special friend, Janel Maulsby, and her children Allison and Dalton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Lambert and Mary; and several beloved aunts and uncles.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 9, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church in Tomah. Monsignor Richard Gilles will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a 3:30 rosary at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Visitation will also be held Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

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