Carl Hammer

February 22, 1924 - January 2, 2015

Visitation: Visitation will be Sunday, Jan 4, from 2 to 5:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton, with family present from 3 to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Service: Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Jan 5, 2015 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church south of Canton.




   Carl Andrew Hammer, 90, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2015 at the Canton Good Samaritan Society.


   Carl was born February 22, 1924 to Oluf and Ingrid (Rognan) Hammer in Volga, SD   The family moved to Lincoln  in 1931 where he was a lifelong resident.  He graduated from Canton High School in 1942.  He was drafted by the US Army in 1943 and served until March of 1946. 


    Carl was united in marriage to Fern Lorraine Butcher on December 27, 1944.  Following military service they farmed in the Canton area until retirement in 1986.  After retirement they enjoyed winters in Arizona and summers in South Dakota. 


    He was a member of the Grand Valley Lutheran Church and served on various boards and committees.  He was a member of the VFW Post #3164.

   Carl was preceded in death by his parents Oluf and Ingrid, brothers and sisters.  He is survived by his wife Fern, children Stephen (Barb), Patricia, Marcia, Charles (Lorie), several grandchildren and great grandchildren.














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  1. deb Strand on January 3, 2015 said:

    I’ll be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May God’s love and grace be with you always.

    Love and prayers,
    deb Strand

  2. Diane & Tom Van Rooyen on January 4, 2015 said:

    Take comfort in knowing that, at all times, the presence of God is with you as a guiding light and a strengthening power. Be assured that even in loss, there is peace, for the Holy Comforter is always with you. Our deepest sympathy to Fern and family. Carl has a special place in my heart. Love and prayers, Tom & Diane (Strand) Van Rooyen.

  3. Steven and Pat Fossum on January 4, 2015 said:

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  4. Jena Finch on January 4, 2015 said:

    Fern,Marcia and family I’m so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with during this time.

  5. Kirk & Brenda Hanson on January 4, 2015 said:

    Thinking of you Fern & Family,
    As you grieve the loss of Carl and Praying God will comfort your heart. Thought God’s grace and mercy we pass from this life to the next, May he fill your heart with peace and warm memories of Carl. Sending Prayers and Hugs your way.

  6. Marjorie Poppe on January 7, 2015 said:

    Fern & Family,

    Sorry for your loss. I will remember all the good times we spent together at the farm in Hancock and a few times in AZ.

  7. Jim & Mary Lou Hammer on January 23, 2015 said:

    Fern & family,

    Sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. He was indeed special. We will never forget the kind words Carl expressed at my dad’s funeral — he said that he lost a cousin, but also his best friend.