Rosemary C. Hamer

Rosemary C. Hamer

Rosemary C. Hamer, age 87 of Markesan and formerly of Montello, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Markesan Resident Home.

Rosemary was born on March 7, 1932, the daughter of Albert and Agnes (Gehrner) Meyer. On October 21, 1950, she was united in marriage to James W. Hamer in Kingston. In her earlier years, Rosemary enjoyed driving school bus in Markesan and Montello. She brought an 8-track player along on the bus and loved the sing-alongs of all the current hit music she had with the children. Being in the wilderness was something Rosemary appreciated, particularly camping, riding on the pontoon boat, mowing the lawn and watching the birds. She took great pride in their big vegetable gardens and gladiolus flowers at their home in Montello. When not outside enjoying nature, she loved to sew and make afghans for her grandchildren.

Rosemary is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 68 years, Jimmy of Markesan; children, Kris (Arick) Wagner of Juneau, Lilah (Mike) Farrell of Dalton, Annie (Terry) Zanto of Indiana, Charlie Hamer of Markesan, Dennis Hamer of Ripon, Jim (fiancée Suzana Gossett) Hamer of Wauwatosa; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers; 4 sisters; daughter-in-law, Sue Hamer; granddaughter, Mariah Moderow; and other relatives.

Visitation for Rosemary will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 181 S Main St., Markesan, from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Dalton.

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