Hammerlund, Albert W. "Bill" age 79 of Independence went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Owner of Hammerlund Manufacturing located in Hopkins, Minnesota for 53+ years. American Saddlebred Owner/ Shower/Breeder for over 50 years. Graduate of St. Louis Park High School and Gustavus Adolphus where he was active in football, wrestling, hockey and softball. Active in coaching his sons and grandsons teams over the years. Born again in Jesus in 1968, wonderfully changing his life forever. Preceded in death by son, Aaron; parents and siblings. Survived by wife of 50 years, Linn; children, Lauren Hammerlund, Matthew Hammerlund, Anne Thommes, Christina Wagner; 9 grandchildren; brother, George (Harriet) Hammerlund. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012, Delano Evangelical Free Church. Gathering of family and friends 1 hour prior to services in the church on Sunday. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. Iten Funeral Home Delano (763) 972-2891
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Published in Star Tribune on May 13, 2012