Elise Shirley Hammer, 78, of Altamont, died at 4:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her son's home in St. Louis, Mo.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Altamont, with the Rev. Jason Rensner officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday and from 12:30 p.m. until time of burial on Tuesday, both at Kull Funeral Chapel. Memorials: Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, 203 E. Division St., Altamont, Ill. 62411; or donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.kullfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Hammer was born on Dec. 28, 1934, at home in Altamont, the daughter of Emil and Anna Klautsch Braasch. She was then reared by her uncle and aunt, Adolph and Louise Kroening Braasch, because of difficult times. She married Arlon Hugo "Ace" hammer on July 21, 1962, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church; he died on June 2, 2007.
She is survived by sons, Robert Hammer and his wife Karen of Altamont, and Terry Lynn Hammer of St. Louis, Mo.; and daughter, Sandra and her husband Douglas Stone of Altamont.