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Anna Hamer       Send a link to a friend

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 arrangements.

Mrs. Hamer taught for 35 years in the Hartsburg-Emden school district.

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 Emden.

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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