Roger L. Hammer


Roger L. Hammer, 69, of Wayne, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.

Private services will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne with the Rev. Jim Splitt and PMA Deb Hammer officiating. Private visitation will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Roger Lee Hammer was born Jan. 3, 1951 to Willard Ferdinand and Leona Sophia Margaretha (Test) Hammer in Wakefield. He attended school at District #2 and graduated from Wayne High School. He then worked in Omaha until returning to Wayne in 1970. Roger was then employed for Farmers Union Coop in Wakefield, Lienemann Hog Confinement, then as a service technician and tire salesman for Fredrickson Oil Company in Wayne from 1972 until retiring in 2017. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wayne, now Our Savior Lutheran  Church.

   Survivors include his fiance, Karen McDonald; his daughter, Angie (Chris) Johnson of Hartington; son, Kelly Hammer of Coleridge; three grandchildren, Matthew, Sophia, and Tyler; brother, Kevin  (Deb)  Hammer of Wayne; sisters, Sharon Campbell of Ames, Nancy (Kevin) Brockmoller of Yankton, South Dakota,  Connie (Doug) Spahr of Wayne, Janice (Dan) Johnson of Norfolk, and Judy Hammer of Yankton, South Dakota; sister-in-law, Janice (Hammer) Poppe of Wayne; nieces, and nephews; and Kelly and Angie’s mother, Lynette “Netti” Hammer of Coleridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister,  Barbara Jean Hammer; brother, Ronald Hammer; great nephew, Daniel; brothers-in-law, Charlie Campbell, Curly McDonald, and Lonnie McDonald.

  Pallbearers will be members of Roger’s family.