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  Born: January 4, 1935
  Place of Birth: Pocahontas, Iowa
  Death: May 18, 2009
  Place of Death: Pocahontas, Iowa
  Hobbies: Gardening and birds
  Organizations: He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, an honorary member of the AmVets and was a member of the Moose Lodge.

Survived By
  Mary Hammer, Wife
  Craig (Lori) Hammer, Son
  Barbara (Craig) Duitsman, Daughter
  Kevin (Toni) Hammer, Son
  Marsha (Ron) Lockwood, Daughter
  Kirk (Nancy) Hammer, Son
  Connie (Vince) Brown, Daughter
  Dale (Kari) Parker, Step-son
  10 , Grandchildren
  4, Step-grandchildren
  Herbert Hammer, Father
  Marilyn (Gary) Taylor, Sister
  Linda Meyer, Sister
  David (Marilyn) Hammer, Brother
  Rhonda (Rev. Ray) Hampton, Sister

Preceded in Death By
  Thelma Hammer, Mother
  Benjamin Parker, Step-son
 
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Sherill Craig Hammer
January 4, 1935 - May 18, 2009
Sherill “Mike” Hammer – age 74, passed away Monday, May 18, 2009, at the Pocahontas Manor in Pocahontas, Iowa.
Sherill Craig Hammer was born January 4, 1935, near Pocahontas, Iowa. He was the son of Herbert and Thelma (Whitaker) Hammer. He graduated from Pocahontas High School in 1953 and from Buena Vista College in 1957. In 1959, Sherill married Shirley Schultz. He taught school in Cornell for a year before moving to the Cedar Rapids area where he operated a service station. He then moved to the Waterloo area where he worked as an insurance claims adjuster. In 1964, he transferred to Alta. In the early 1980’s he began a Presto-X pest control business which he operated in southern Iowa and later moved his business to Waterloo. In 1993, Sherill married Mary Repp in Story City. He retired from the pest control business in 1997.
He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was an honorary member of the AmVets and was a member of the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed gardening and birds.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Hammer of Cedar Falls; children, Craig (Lori) Hammer of Perry, Barbara (Craig) Duitsman of Bella Vista, AR, Kevin (Toni) Hammer of Alta, Marsha (Ron) Lockwood of Bella Vista, AR, Kirk (Nancy) Hammer of Slater, Connie (Vince) Brown of Matteson, IL; step-son, Dale (Kari) Parker of Washington; grandchildren, Michael, Travis, Jamie, Jahde, Sara, Rick, Logan, Megan, Cayla, and Vince; step-grandchildren, Ben Ross, Brittany, Gavin and Devin, father, Herbert Hammer of Pocahontas; sisters, Marilyn (Gary) Taylor of Conway, AR, Linda Meyer of Spencer, Rhonda (Rev. Ray) Hampton of Story City; and brother, David (Marilyn) Hammer of Pocahontas. Sherill was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma and a step-son, Benjamin Parker.



Services

Funeral

Thursday May 21, 2009, 10:30 AM at Hope United Methodist Church, Pocahontas, IA
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Visitation

Thursday May 21, 2009, 9:30 - 10:30 AM at Hope United Methodist Church, Pocahontas, IA
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