Frances M. Hammer, 84, passed away September 16, 2019

Frances M. Hammer, 84, of Watervliet, MI passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital- St. Joseph.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph with Father James Adams officiating. Entombment to follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Friends may visit on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Those wishing to share a message of condolence for the family may do so online at

Frances was born on July 14, 1935 in St. Joseph to William & Ella (Knuth) Cassidy. She attended St. Joseph Catholic High School. On October 30, 1954 she married Keith Hammer. Frances was a supervisor at DeGroots for over 20 years before she retired. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, sewing, playing Bingo and watching Notre Dame football.

She is survived by her children, Paula Harris of Kokomo, IN, Dale Hammer of Kokomo, IN, Robert Hammer of French Lick, IN and Crystal Hammer of Watervliet; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Keith in 1990; daughter Gail Hammer, one grandson and siblings, Richard Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy, Paul Cassidy, Mary Cassidy, Esther Cassidy, Herman Cassidy and Herbert Cassidy. 

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