Robert Hamers

Robert "Bob" Hamers

Great Falls —Robert Max Hamers, 86, of Great Falls, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 following surgery at Benefis Healthcare.

Funeral liturgy will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10 am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rite of committal with military honors will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Services are taking place under the direction of O'Connor Funeral Home.

Bob was born on January 12, 1928 in Balta, ND. He lived there until graduating from high school in 1946. Soon after graduation, he joined the United States Army. He served until 1947 and was honorably discharged. He moved to Great Falls to work construction and later was employed at the Columbus Hospital. He worked for the hospital for thirty years and retired in 1990.

Bob was united in marriage to Laurel "Tyke" Hagnes in June of 1951. Together they had three daughters; Lynn, Darcy, and Amy. Bob and Tyke enjoyed spending time with their family.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Lynn (Gene DeNardo) Hamers of Beaverton, OR, and Darcy (Greg) Zanto of Lewistown; brother Richard (Helen) Hamers of Great Falls; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, "Tyke" Hamers; parents Joseph and Mary Hamers; daughter Amy; three bothers; and five siters.

Condolences may be left online at


Funeral Home

O'Connor Funeral Home & Crematory - Great Falls
2425 8th Avenue North  Great Falls, MT 59401

Published in Great Falls Tribune on Mar. 30, 2014