Wendell P. Hammar, age 80, of San Jose, California died July 12, 2012 at home.Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. on Monday, July 23rd at our Isanti Chapel. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service.
WendellPhilip Hammar was born October 3, 1931 to William Paul and Hildur Marie Hammar in Colfax, Iowa. Wendell grew up in Alta, Iowa, Parkers Prairie, Minnesota and Isanti. After graduating, he earned a bachelors degree from Fresno State University in California where he has lived for over 50 years. He married Grace Lindberg on Aug 17, 1957 in Isanti, MN. They had two children, Jonathan and Michelle. Wendell worked as an electrician. He loved playing the piano and watching trains and taking trips on the train.
Wendelldied July 12, 2012 at home at the age of 80 years, 9 months and 9 days. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle.
Wendell is survived by his wife, Grace; son, Jonathan of San Jose, two grandchildren, Angelique Hollstrom and Kristina Hollstrom of San Jose and his brother David Hammar.
Rob & Anne Marie Camden-Britton says
Wendell was our neighbor and we’ve known him and his family for over 11 years.
He was a kind and cheerful man who always had a smile for us whenever we happened to meet in our front yards. He’d give a wave and often we would chat.
Over many years our friendship grew. We are sad to lose him from our lives, but know that he is now where we all hope to be, with our Lord.
Often we would find some cut flowers on our doorstep, or a vase with one of Michelle’s Roses from a bush he and I “saved” when a Tree was blown over it. Wendell loved flowers and we treasured these thoughtful gifts that came from his own yard.
Like so much of what Wendell did, it wasn’t about having much money, it wasn’t about buying things at the store, but he always gave of himself, out of what he had.
Wendell was generous in Spirit, helpful and kind to others, and himself a very talented man.
Our Condolences to Grace, Jonathan and the Hammar family for their loss. We will miss him.
Paula Williamson says
Uncle Wendell’s passing was a shock. My husband, I and our two grandchildren were just there to visit a couple of weeks ago and were looking forward to their visit to Minnesota in August. He was a very kind and Godly man, and cared deeply for his family. I would like to think that the Lord allows us to meet our family in heaven as soon as we pass; if so, I’m sure Michelle was there with open arms.