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Obituary for Audrey Esther Hamann (Friday)

Audrey Hamann, a lifelong resident of Oshkosh, passed away on March 15, 2023, at Evergreen ShareHaven, at the age of 90. She was born in Oshkosh on July 20, 1932, daughter of Henry R. Friday and Esther Dimka Friday. She was raised on the family farm in Black Wolf Township and educated at Howlett School and Oshkosh High School, graduating in 1950. Audrey was united in marriage to Donald R. Hamann on September 27, 1952. Don passed away on October 20, 2002, shortly after they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Audrey was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ, where she was baptized, confirmed and married. Over the years, Audrey served on the Board of Service and in many other capacities. Shortly after high school graduation, Audrey was employed at SNC Manufacturing, where she worked for 36 years. Later, she was employed at Christensen’s in downtown Oshkosh, retiring after 20 years.

From her earliest years on the family farm, Audrey was an animal lover; she owned dogs for most of her life and came to love cats in her later years. She was a member of Noble Ladies, a philanthropic group that supports those in need. She also enjoyed golfing in the ladies league at Far Vu Golf Course and boating with the Oshkosh Power Boat Club aboard the Audrey Audrey. In later years, she enjoyed meeting friends and former co-workers for breakfast. Audrey had a wonderful sense of humor that remained with her to the end, always joking and teasing with anyone who came her way.

Audrey and Don lived a wonderful life, filled with love and laughter, which included a loving, extended family and a wide circle of friends, neighbors and co-workers. They loved entertaining, especially at Christmastime. An extended honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls, New York City and Washington, D.C., began their love of travel. Preferring to visit warmer climates, their travels included many of the southern United States, as well as the Bahamas, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Door County was also a favorite destination.

Audrey was preceded in death by her loving husband, Don; her parents; an infant sister, Ruth; brothers Melvin Friday and Nyle Friday; nieces, Patricia Seuss and Janice Brown; nephews, Wayne Friday and Eugene Patterson. She is survived by nieces, Susan Hoffmann, Baileys Harbor, and Julie Handy, Waupaca; nephews, Terry Hamann, Oshkosh; James Hamann, Fountain Hills, AZ; Dennis Hamann, Appleton; Jeffrey Patterson, Manitowoc; Terry Friday, Pine River, and David Friday, Pine River. She is also survived by her loving cousin, Kathy Horejs of Oshkosh.

Audrey’s family would like to thank the very special people at ShareHaven who took care of Audrey the last few years of her life. Your many kindnesses will not be forgotten. Many thanks, also, to the caregivers from Generations Hospice.

A memorial service will be held for Audrey at Seefeld Funeral Home, 1025 Oregon St., Oshkosh, on Friday, April 28, 2023; visitation at 10 a.m.; service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a gift in Audrey’s name to Oshkosh Area Humane Society or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Donation Information -

Bethany United Church of Christ - P.O. Box 3557, Oshkosh, WI 54903

Oshkosh Area Humane Society - 1925 Shelter Court, Oshkosh, WI 54901

Shriner's Hospital for Children - Attn: Shriner's Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394

Any donations in Audrey's name are welcome and appreciated.