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“Barbara, Karen, Mike & Wendy,I'm so sorry I was unable to attend the service for Hilde and to give you all a hug as we were at our daughter Paula's...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Carlene DeMaso - Springfield, MI

“With sympathy and prayers of comfort for your family as you mourn the loss of your dear loved one. 1 Cor. 1:3,4 ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“TO THE FAMILY. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT BE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“To Hilde's family, I'm very sorry to hear of her passing. Please find comfort in the years spent with her. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the family. I already miss Hilde but know she is finally with John. She was such a solace to me in the passing of my own husband....Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Barnes - Battle Creek, MI

“I loved getting a hug from Sister Hammer after Sacrament each week. She will be missed dearly. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Robert Konkright

“Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Ours thoughts and prayers are with you Mike and your family. Our hearts go out to you. We are so sorry. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Dan & Cheryl Steller - MI

“Mickey Baldwin (I am her daughter) wishes she could be with you at this time but knows Hilde is with John now. You all have her love and thoughts. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Cindy Hoebing - Friend

“Karen, Barbara, Mike, Wendi and family:Our prayers are with you for the loss of Hilde. It hard to lose a great mom. She loves you all so much. We...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Toni & Ron Hendrickson - Jerome, ID

“Helde will be missed. She and John were like second parents to the younger generation in our group. I also think of John .It had been a little while...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Richard Mau - Nicholasville, KY

“Loved this tremendously warm, humorous, loving woman! Have not seen her in years but thought fondly of her often. Auf Wiedersehen ”
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Hilde Hammer, age 86, of Battle Creek, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday morning, December 7, 2018. She was born in Oldenburg, Germany on July 21, 1932 and came to the United States on her own at the age of 19, living in Battle Creek for more than 56 years. Hilde dedicated everything she had to raising and blessing her family, and later in life worked at Hudson's, where she was recognized as an "Employee of the Year".

Hilde married the "Love of Her Life", John E. Hammer in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 27, 1963; he sadly preceded her in death on October 9, 2004. She is survived by her daughters, Shereen Stoltz, Barbara (Matthew) Wasden, Karen Hammer, and Wendy (Scott) Lewis; her sons, James (Cindy) Hammer, John K. (Darla) Hammer, and Michael J. Hammer; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Hilde was also sadly preceded in death by her son, Erin J. Hammer on July 21, 2005.

Hilde was an amazing Matriarch with an incredible love for serving her family and others. She was an active member and faithfully served for more than 56 years at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Battle Creek. Hilde enjoyed the fine arts, painting, ceramics, reading, and loved to dance, especially with her favorite partner, John.

A memorial service to celebrate Hilde's life will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 14th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1312 Capital Ave. SW, Battle Creek. Hilde will be interred privately at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorials directed to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan, would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Hilde may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.