Brenda Jane Hammer, age 67 of Montello passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Monday, January 18, 2021 at her home on Buffalo Lake. She was born in Madison on May 5, 1953 in Madison to Floyd and Doris (Witte) Marks. Brenda married Michael Hammer on February 24, 1973 at Hope Lutheran Church beginning their near 48 years of marriage. After moving to Janesville in their first home, Brenda worked at Frito-Lay in Beloit for 23 years. Once she and Mike had a taste of lake life outside of Packwaukee at their cottage, they purchased Granite Falls Supper Club in Montello where they both enjoyed working until retirement. Brenda spent her free time gardening and maintaining her flowers. She enjoyed sitting amongst her flowers in the sun and reading a good book. Brenda always looked forward to her vacations at her family property on the Wisconsin River, Door County, and various spots in Mexico where she could enjoy time away from everything with her husband.
Brenda is survived by her husband, Mike, daughter, Shelly (Joseph) Learned and their son, Ethan of Janesville as well as her mother, Doris Marks of Monona and brother, Conrad (Linda) Marks of McFarland. She is further survived by other extended family members. Brenda is preceded in death by her father, Floyd Marks.
Due to the current pandemic, a celebration of Brenda’s Life will be planned when it is safe to gather. Donations in Brenda’s name would be appreciated to the family for a memorial that will be established in Brenda’s name.
The family would like to sincerely thank UW Carbone Center Staff and St. Croix Hospice for their care and support during Brenda’s battle with cancer.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com
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