Elsie Shirley Hammer, 78 of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Altamont

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Published on January 25 2013 9:20 am

Elsie Shirley Hammer, 78 of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Altamont, died Friday, January 25th at 4:30 AM at her son’s residence in St. Louis.

Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon January 29 at 1:00 PM at Immanuel
Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Altamont with the Rev. Jason Rensner officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 5:00pm-8:00 pm on Monday evening, January 28, 2013 at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois. A second visitation will be held from 12:30 until 1:00 pm or the time of the services. Burial Rites will be conducted at the church cemetery immediately following the second visitation.

Elsie Shirley Braasch-Hammer was born December 28, 1934 at home in Altamont, Illinois. She was the 8th sibling of 9 siblings of Emil and Anna Klautsch-Braasch. She was then raised by her uncle Adolph and Louise Kroening-Braasch because of difficult economic times. Elsie was baptized in St. Paul Lutheran Church ALC and she confirmed her faith at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She later married Arlon Hugo “Ace” Hammer on July 21, 1962, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and he preceded her in death on June 2, 2007. Together Elsie and Ace were blessed with three children Robert, Terry and Sandra. When the children were growing up Elsie worked at home as a beautician and later at the Pleasant Acres Nursing Home as a certified nurse’s assistant. She was member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont. Most significant is that Elsie and Ace together raised a family.

For those who prefer Memorials they may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery at 203 East Division Street, Altamont, Illinois 62411 and or the Donor’s Choice.

She is survived by Her: 2-Sons: Robert (wife, Karen) Hammer of Altamont, Illinois and their daughters: Kaci Elizabeth Hammer, Emily Karel Hammer, Terry Lynn Hammer of St. Louis, Missouri and his daughter: Shawni Nicole Hammer; 1-Daughter: Sandra (husband, Douglas) Stone of Altamont, Illinois and their daughters: Whitney (husband, Blake) Heischmidt, Tori Michelle Stone; 1- Sister: Mildred Julia Braasch-McEvoy of Lombard, Illinois and several Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her: Parents and Husband; 6-Brothers: Cecil Emil Braasch, Clifford Wilhelm Braasch, Daniel Edgar Braasch, Arnold Theador Braasch, Frank Andrew Braasch and Oscar Emil Braasch; and 1-Sister: Rozella Henrietta Braasch

Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com for they are assisting the family.