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Archived Nov. 8, 2004
EMDEN -- Anna Carlynn Hamer, 83, of the Christian Village
in Lincoln, formerly of Emden, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at
St. John's Hospice, St. John's North, in Springfield.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's
Lutheran Church in Emden. Visitation will be at the church
from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour before the service on
Wednesday. The Rev. David Hofer will officiate at the service.
Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, rural Emden.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling
Mrs. Hamer taught for 35 years in the Hartsburg-Emden
She was born Aug. 24, 1921 to Cyrus and Anna Zimmer
McCormick. She married Frederick Baines Hamer in 1944 and he
died in 1974.
She is survived by three sons, Bill (and Shirley) Hamer of
Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Steve (and Annetta) Hamer of Sherman
and Vic (and Vicki) Hamer of Baldwin; seven grandchildren,
Margot and Caroline Hamer of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Matthew
and Vince Hamer of Sherman, Lindsey Hamer Newton, and Drew and
Luke Hamer; two sisters, Harriet Spangler and Margot Cross,
both residents of the Christian Village; and one
brother-in-law, Floyd Hayes.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Etta Hayes,
and two brothers, Leonard McCormick and Corliss McCormick.
She was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in
In retirement she enjoyed traveling and visiting with
family and friends.
Her passions in life were her family, her students and the
community of Emden.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Church.
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