Funeral services for Allen “Tubby” Hammeren, 48, of Williston, N.D., formerly of Watford City, N.D., were held on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City N.D. Pastor Rob Favorite officiated.
Interment was in the Schafer Cemetery, Watford City, N.D., under the care of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City.
Allen (Tubby) Helmer Hammeren was born Jan. 6, 1966, the son of Allen and Bonnie (Engebrit) Hammeren. He loved his mom and dad, and was just an all-around son. He was the oldest of three children, and definitely was the big brother, and an amazing one at that. He attended elementary and high school in Watford City, graduating in 1984. Following graduation, he worked at several oilfield-related jobs before becoming employed at North American Van Lines as a driver and manager for several years in Minot, N.D., Fargo, N.D., and San Antonio, Texas. In 1997, he started his own business, Tubby’s Auto Sales, and continued there for approximately five years. He then began his career in the oilfield, working for several different companies. Allen became employed with Conoco Phillips this past year, and truly enjoyed his new job and co-workers.
Allen always had a smile on his face; and if anyone needed anything, you could always count on him to be there. Allen enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Before moving to Williston in 2012, he was involved with the McKenzie County Fair as a board member and a member of the McKenzie County Archery Club. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and jet skiing. And yes, Allen, your boat is faster than your sister’s, and no, Allen, your jet ski is not as fast as Ryan’s!
He was married to Kelli Schultz in 2001, and together they had one child. They later divorced. Allen has two beautiful daughters, Taylor Hammeren and Sami Hammeren, and his stepson, Carson Hartwig. His children were his pride and joy. Allen enjoyed taking Sami camping, hunting, and spending their special week-ends together.
Allen was hunting in Kansas with his good friend, Kevin Wehrung, when his life was taken from us.
Allen is survived by his parents, Allen and Bonnie Hammeren; his children, Taylor Hammeren of Johnstown, Colo., and Sami Hammeren and Carson Hartwig of Williston, N.D.; his brother, Travis Hammeren of Dickinson, N.D.; his sister, Rhonda (Wade) Garmann of Watford City, N.D.; his grandmother, Elizabeth Engebrit of Watford City, N.D.; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ingwald Hammeren and Helmer Engebrit; grandmother, Helen Melby; uncle, Arnold Hammeren; aunt, Shirley Brown; and cousin, Shirlene VanNurden.
To my classmates-------“Class of ’84 RULES!”
This is one of Allen’s last Facebook quotes he shared before his death. Life is too short to argue and fight with the past. Count your blessings, value your loved ones, and move on with your head held high.
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