John Richard Hammer, 76, of Fremont, OH passed away at home with his family by his side on Friday, February 23, 2018. He was born July 10, 1941 in Fremont, the son of Wilson H. and Hazel L. (Briney) Hammer. He was a 1959 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and attended Barber school.
John served in the U.S. Army Reserves from November 26, 1963 until November 29, 1969. He married Alberta Roberts on June 12, 1965 and she survives.
John was a Barber for ten years. He then worked as a Machine Operator at Moore Business Forms for thirty-two years and retired in 1998. He was a member of Grace Community Church and enjoyed gardening, traveling and camping. John was also a Cub Scout leader.
John is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Alberta Hammer, Fremont, OH; children, Christopher Hammer, Fremont, OH and Lori (Ron) Harden, Galion, OH; siblings, Robert (Claire) Hammer, Fremont, OH and Donald Hammer, Cartersville, GA; grandchildren, Ashleigh, James and Melinda LaCourse, great granddaughter, Raelynn Schell.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation: Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St, Fremont, OH
Service: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, OH
Memorials: Grace Community Church, Hospice of ProMedica Memorial Hospital or American Cancer Society.
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Thinking of you all and know you will miss him, but so glad he was a man of faith and knew he would be greeted with open arms as he left you. He always had a smile when I saw him. Sorry to be out of town and unable to pay respect and attend services. RIP Uncle John.
Jon and Bobbie Colson
So sorry for your loss. You and John have been great neighbors and friends. Bobbie and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
David and Jacqueline (Fox) Rogers
Our condolences to all of John’s family. As a member of the Ross High School Class of ’59, I remember John as a quiet, confident, calming and friendly person. He was a positive influence in my high school years. I know he will be missed and celebrated by all who knew him. God’s continued blessings to all.
So very sorry for your loss!
Larry & Judy Overmyer
Dear family and friends, please accept my deepest condolences. May God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort during this difficult time.
God bless the hammers. Could not ask for a better loving family. Alberta, Chris,and Lori I will never for get you guys , john was a great man it was my pleasure to no your family always in my hart. James Powell and family.