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Franklin W. Hammer

June 18, 1946 September 7, 2019
Franklin W. Hammer
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Franklin William Hammer, 73, of Toulon, died Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Toulon Rehabilitation and Care Center. Frank was born in Peoria on June 18, 1946, the son of William E. and Viola L. (Saathoff) Hammer. Frank graduated from Metamora Township High School. He married Jeannette L. Goodwin in Peoria on March 20, 1965, she preceded him in death on September 22, 2015.
Frank is survived by two daughters, Chris (Tim) Hearne, Washington, IL, Candy Conn, York, PA; two sons, William Hammer, Harwood Heights, IL, Franklin (Kelli) Hammer II, Washington, IL; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two sisters, Debbie Hammer, Peoria, IL, Ida Hammer, Congerville, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Kimberly Ann Hammer; and two brothers, James L. Hammer and Richard A. Hammer.
Frank worked for Schilli, retiring in 1992. Frank was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved his family deeply. His love for fast cars, and building hot rods were some of his favorite hobbies. He was extremely proud of his family. He enjoyed all his grandchildren and great grandchildren from Illinois as far as the east coast. He was a great artist and photographer in his spare time. All of us were grateful to receive some of his special talents from building cars to all sporting functions. He is now reunited with our mother as they wished they could be.
Honoring our parents’ request as they are now reunited, there will be a celebration of life for the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please leave an online condolence for Frank’s family at

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