Doris Hammer, age 88, of Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 11, 2005

Funeral services for Doris Audrey Hammer, age 88, of Albert Lea will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Albert Lea. The rev. John Bromeland will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Sunday, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the Church.

Doris died Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Albert Lea Medical Center, surrounded by her family.

Doris Hammer was born Dec. 22, 1916, to William E. and Mary H. (Murtaugh) Conrad in Melbourne, Iowa. She attended schools in the Melbourne area and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1934. On Feb. 2, 1942, Doris was united in marriage to Glen L. Hammer in Sioux Falls, S.D. He preceded her in death in 1976. Doris had been employed at Cut Low Grocery and the Heart of the Artichoke. She was a member of the United Methodist Church since 1942 and had been active in the Methodist Women’s Circle and many other activities. Doris was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary and had been Chaplain for many years. She enjoyed nature, gardening and sports, especially the Minnesota Twins, and loved being surrounded by her grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Brad Hammer of Albert Lea; daughter, Glenyse Styve and her husband, Bob of Marcell, Minn.; son, Bill Hammer and his wife, Janice of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Chad Hammer and wife, Julie, Jace Hammer and wife, Robin, Reed Styve and wife, Terry, Renae Krmpotich and husband, Mark, Wade Hammer and wife, Kerri, April Hendrickson and husband, Jeremy, and Luke Hammer and fiancee, Kirsten; and nine great-grandchildren.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Dale Conrad; and a granddaughter.