Michael “Mike” Hammer, 81

HammerMichaelWEBMichael “Mike” Hammer, age 81
Cold Spring
November 11, 1931 – September 19, 2013

Michael “Mike” Hammer, age 81, died Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Inurnment will be Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN.

Mike was born in Richmond, MN to Isidore and Sophia (Kolb) Hammer.  He married Susan Stein on June 20, 1964 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Cold Spring.  Mike served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 – 1954.  He worked for Barbarossa Construction until retiring in 1992.  Mike was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending winter months in Port Isabel, Texas.  He was a member of Port Isabel, Texas American Legion Post 498.

Survivors include his  loving wife, Sue; children, Barbara Hammer, Brenda (Doug) Torborg; 2 grandchildren, Derek and Harlie Torborg; his dog, Zoe; siblings, Harold (Jackie) Hammer, Pauline (Don) Hegedus.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Isidore.

Arrangements are with the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, MN.