Myrna Grace Hammer of Brainerd passed away on October 8, 2017 at the age 78. Born on October 19, 1938 in Bemidji MN, she was the oldest daughter of three to Ivan and Gladys Rogers (whose deaths precede her). She was raised on the family farm in Kelliher, MN. Myrna is survived by her husband Fredean Charles Hammer of 60 years, children Mike Hammer (daughter-in-law Colleen; grandsons Jonathan, Tyler, and Jordan) of Baxter, Leisha Tietz (son-in-law Roger; grandson Nicholas) of Pequot Lakes, and Mary Friberg (son-in-law Sam) of Salmon, ID, and sisters Gloria Henriksen and Marie McCarthy.
Myrna had a successful career as a vocational rehabilitation specialist with the State of MN. She retired in 1997. In retirement, she valued spending time with her family, grandsons, and friends and loved conversation. She enjoyed the outdoors including going for walks, cross-country skiing, fishing, feeding her backyard birds, and trips to the Northshore and the Arizona desert. Her other hobbies included crafts, golfing, and gardening. She had a passion for the history of the Great Lakes and Scandinavian culture.
Services for Myrna will be Saturday, October 14, at Christ Lutheran Church, 13815 Cherrywood Dr., Brainerd at 11:00 with lunch following. Visitation one hour prior the service. Her cremains will be interned at Camp Ripley Cemetery.
The family is sincerely thankful for the love and care provided to Myrna by the staffs of Edgewood Vista, Harmony House, and Horizon Health Hospice.
Published on October 17, 2017