Frank E. Hammer - 68

7/18/1938 - 6/14/2007

Rockford, IL

Frank E. Hammer,68, died at 2:40 p.m., Thurs., June 14, 2007 in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born July 19, 1938 in Rockford, the son of John and Ida (Olson) Hammer. Married Shirley M. Bruce in Rockford on Jan. 25, 1964. He was a veteran of US Army serving in Germany. He was a truckdriver for Rockford Blacktop for over 40 years, retiring in 2001 and a member of Teamsters local #325. Survivors include his wife Shirley of Rockford, 2 children, Karen (Sean) Murphy of Rockford and Michael (Martha) Hammer of Roscoe, 3 grandchildren, Kevin Murphy, Kyle Murphy, and Olivia Hammer, 3 sisters, Iris (Frank) Watts of Renton, WA, Peggy Schwichtenberg of St. Peter, MN, and June Runyard of Rockford, and a brother, John (Virginia) Hammer of Rockford. Predeceased by his parents. The family would like to thank Dr. Elvira Iancu and the staff of OSF Hospice for their compassion and care. Services 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2007 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL with Rev. Gregory L. Carlson officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until service time on Tuesday. Private burial in Willwood Burial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.sundbergfh.com

 

 

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