Wendell Philip Hammar was born Oct. 3, 1931 to William Paul and Hildur Marie Hammar in Colfax, Iowa. Wendell grew up in Alta, Iowa, Parkers Prairie, Minnesota and Isanti. After graduating, he earned a bachelors degree from Fresno State University in California where he has lived for over 50 years. He married Grace Lindberg on Aug 17, 1957 in Isanti, Minn. They had two children, Jonathan and Michelle. Wendell worked as an electrician. He loved playing the piano and watching trains and taking trips on the train.
Wendell is survived by his wife, Grace; son, Jonathan of San Jose, two grandchildren, Angelique Hollstrom and Kristina Hollstrom of San Jose; his brother, David Hammar and by many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012 at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel. A time for visiting will be held 1 hour prior to the service.