Inga (Ingrid) Gudrun Verke Hammer

A funeral service was held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church of Fairdale for Inga (Ingrid) Gudrun  Verke Hammer, age 99 of Fairdale.


Posted on 1/16/15

She died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.

Interment at Silvesta Lutheran Cemetery.

Inga Hammer was born October 17, 1915 in Osnabrock Township of Cavalier County, the daughter of the late Carl and Caroline (Hanson) Verke, Sr. She attended school at the Osnabrock Consolidated School. She was united in marriage to Marvin Hammer on July 21, 1933 in Fairdale. The couple lived and farmed near Fairdale for many years. She was a member of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid, Fairdale Community Club, Our Redeemer’s Quilters and a Sunday School teacher. She was a skilled quilter, embroiderer, gardener and homemaker. Inga greatly enjoyed the company of family and friends and she loved to entertain at her home.

Inga is survived by her children: Merlin (Beverly) Hammer, Fairdale; Irvin (Gladys) Hammer, Fairdale; Delores (Neil) McDonald, Grafton; Evelyn (Marv) Skytland, Carrington; Vern (Lynda)  Hammer, West Fargo; and Ron (Judy) Hammer, Fairdale; 16 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, sisters: Alida Roppel and Selma Jensen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Marvin O. Hammer, grandson, Troy Neil McDonald, brothers: Bryon Verke, William Verke, Lloyd Verke, Edwin Verke, Hartley Verke, Gilbert Verke,  and Carl “Bud” Verke, Jr. sisters: Ethel Gerszewski, Violet Deplazes, and Marion Latulippe, foster nephews: Edward and Allen Hooey.

The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.

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