Walter Paul Hammer, 88, of Antioch, IL, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019, in his home. He was born on January 23, 1931, in Chicago to the late Ray and Martha (Brown) Hammer. Walter was a wonderful father and Papa; and to extended family, he always remained, “Uncle Wally.” He was an Army veteran and retired firefighter, service professions he took to heart throughout his life. Walter is survived by his children, Karen (Larry) Ellingson, Kathy (Jon) Petersen, Ken (Shelly) Hammer, and Kim (Matt) Woltman; grandchildren, Amy Reiken, Brittany (Travis) Santypal, Travis (Marcia) Reiken, Christina (Jose) Hammer Gassin, Justin (Emily) Niebuhr, and Jordan Niebuhr; great-grandchildren, Emilia, Ramsey, Alejandro, and Eloise; lifelong friends and family. In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Hammer, and brother, Robert Hammer. A memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Fox Run Golf Links, 333 Plum Grove Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Firefighter Funeral Honors will be held at 12:45 pm during the memorial visitation. Please RSVP by calling Kim Woltman at 847-770-0185, if you would like to attend. Interment will be private. You may leave online condolences at LauraSambranoFunerals.com; 847-571-7719.
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