Barbara Hammer
1944 - 2021
March 28, 1944
January 5, 2021

Hammer, Barbara A.

BEAVER DAM - Barbara A. Hammer, 76, of Beaver Dam, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the UW Hospital in Madison.

Barbara was born on March 28, 1944, the daughter of Alvin F. and Irene J. (Braatz) Krobert. She was married to Dennis A. Schweitzer who passed away in 1970, and then later married to Ralph W. Hammer, who also passed away.

Barbara was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah's Witness of Beaver Dam. She enjoyed watching and feeding the birds. Barbara loved to spend time with her faithful canine companion, Speck.

Barbara is survived by her children, Brian Schweitzer (Donna Higgens) of Beaver Dam, Stacy Mischler of Beaver Dam and Todd Schweitzer (Pam Novak) of Plover; grandchildren, Stephanie, Peyton, Quinn, Morgen, Bailey and Logan; great-grandchildren, Landon and Livia; her brother, Gordon and Jean Krobert of Beaver Dam; and step-daughter, Lizette Hammer of Beaver Dam. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Dennis; her second husband, Ralph; and her grandson, Nicholas Schweitzer.

A Celebration of Life for Barbara will be held at a later date.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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Published by on Jan. 11, 2021.
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I only met my cousin Barbara once about 5 years ago. We enjoyed sharing memories about mutual relatives that day and a trip to the cemetery. I am sorry for your loss.
Gerri Mirr Kammer Roth
January 13, 2021
Barb and I began a friendship while walking our dogs, Bratzy and Raisin. In the short time I knew her, I became aware of her true concern of animals and their "pet owners", and her loyalty to her mother. We had wonderful conversations, which led to her welcoming into her mother's home, which led to another friendship. She knitted a sweater for Raisin. Even though we "lost Touch" in the past few years, I will remember these qualities about Barbara.
Betsy Rogers
January 12, 2021
My sincere sympathy to your family. Barb cleaned my house in Clyman for many years. Really always enjoyed visiting with her when she came. Truly a beautiful person.
Sharon Elske
January 12, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Randy and I got to know Barbara and Speck when they would go for walks when she lived in the house around the corner from our home on keller Blvd. She loved to talk and we would always talk to her when we saw her and Speck. Speck always wanted to come to our home and get treats. We will miss seeing her and Speck. Take care..Deb and Randy Voigt
Deb and Randy Voigt
January 11, 2021
Brian , Stacy and Todd, deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your beloved mom. I believe the last time I saw her was 2012 at the reunion at Swan city Park. She was always such a very nice, warm person. She was always very nice to me. I hope each of you will take care and know that she loved all of you so much.
Marcia Cindy Schweitzer/Watson
January 10, 2021
Gordie and Jean, Deepest sympathy to your family. Barbara cleaned our house for quite a few years. She was a charming lady. RIP, Barb. The Johnsen's.
Judy and Dave Johnsen
January 10, 2021
My sympathy to you all. Blessings,
Susan Roedl
January 10, 2021
I'm so sorry to read about your Mom Stacy. Know my thoughts are with you. It's always hard to say goodbye to your Mother. Hugs, Pat
Family Friend
January 9, 2021
My condolences to the family.
Kent Beechef
January 9, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am a friend of Lizette.
Paula Meyer
January 9, 2021