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Jo Ann N. Hammar

December 22, 1936 – January 21, 2021


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Jo Ann N. Hammar, 84 years old, passed peacefully on January 21, 2021 at her home in Mesa, Arizona. Jo was born on December 22, 1936 in Bozeman, Montana to Harold and Thelma (Treusdell) Dadd. Jo spent her childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she attended South High School and was a member of the high school choir.

On November 21, 1956, Jo Ann married Kenneth Hammar in St. Clair County, Michigan after only one date! Ken and Jo then moved to Louisiana where Ken served in the United States Army. After the completion of Ken’s service in 1962, he and Jo relocated to Mesa, Arizona where they raised their three sons: Mike, Kenny and Craig.

Jo retired from Motorola in 1996, after 32 years of service. Ken and Jo enjoyed all things outdoors. On a Friday night, they could be found two-steppin’ at the Moose Lodge, if they were not hosting one of their famous Backyard Fish Frys! Jo was most proud of her family. Never meeting a stranger, Ken and Jo “acquired” many dear friends over the years. Jo’s special touch is felt in the hearts of many.

Jo is preceded in death by her husband Ken of 52 years, her mom Thelma and sisters, Virginia and Marilyn. She is survived by her sons, Mike, Kenny and Craig, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren, and the numerous “adopted” grandchildren that simply called her Grandma Jo, for everyone was welcome at Ken and Jo’s home!

Services will be held for Jo on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85207, where she will be laid to rest with her late husband and many friends. Services will be performed by Pastor Steve Tvedt with East Valley Hospice.

The family would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all of the love and support given to Grandma Jo during these last several months. She appreciated every call, text and social media post #fantabulous!

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4 responses to “Jo Ann N. Hammar”

  1. Michael Anderson says:

    Joann was a long time friend and neighbor living on same street with my parents where I grew up knowing the hammer family great people friends and neighbors joann was a very nice caring person she will be missed by many friends and family she is now with god
    R.I.P

  2. gail stark says:

    Lou and I extend our deepest sympathy to her family. I know how close she was to you Kristy, as you often spoke so kindly of your Grandma, God Bless you….

  3. Kristie says:

    She was the best person I have ever known. I owe so much to my grandma. We will be telling stories of Ken & Jo for years to come!

  4. Tammy Thompson Drake says:

    We love you so much Aunt Jo, you beautiful lady are missed!! Love and prayers to all Family’s, and Friends! Fantabulous Group hug from all of us here on Earth to you all in Heaven!! Holding tight to all our wonderful memories!! Give our Heavenly Father a big squeeze from us too!!

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Jo Ann N. Hammar

December 22, 1936 – January 21, 2021


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Jo Ann N. Hammar, 84 years old, passed peacefully on January 21, 2021 at her home in Mesa, Arizona. Jo was born on December 22, 1936 in Bozeman, Montana to Harold and Thelma (Treusdell) Dadd. Jo spent her childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she attended South High School and was a member of the high school choir.

On November 21, 1956, Jo Ann married Kenneth Hammar in St. Clair County, Michigan after only one date! Ken and Jo then moved to Louisiana where Ken served in the United States Army. After the completion of Ken’s service in 1962, he and Jo relocated to Mesa, Arizona where they raised their three sons: Mike, Kenny and Craig.

Jo retired from Motorola in 1996, after 32 years of service. Ken and Jo enjoyed all things outdoors. On a Friday night, they could be found two-steppin’ at the Moose Lodge, if they were not hosting one of their famous Backyard Fish Frys! Jo was most proud of her family. Never meeting a stranger, Ken and Jo “acquired” many dear friends over the years. Jo’s special touch is felt in the hearts of many.

Jo is preceded in death by her husband Ken of 52 years, her mom Thelma and sisters, Virginia and Marilyn. She is survived by her sons, Mike, Kenny and Craig, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren, and the numerous “adopted” grandchildren that simply called her Grandma Jo, for everyone was welcome at Ken and Jo’s home!

Services will be held for Jo on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85207, where she will be laid to rest with her late husband and many friends. Services will be performed by Pastor Steve Tvedt with East Valley Hospice.

The family would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all of the love and support given to Grandma Jo during these last several months. She appreciated every call, text and social media post #fantabulous!

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4 responses to “Jo Ann N. Hammar”

  1. Michael Anderson says:

    Joann was a long time friend and neighbor living on same street with my parents where I grew up knowing the hammer family great people friends and neighbors joann was a very nice caring person she will be missed by many friends and family she is now with god
    R.I.P

  2. gail stark says:

    Lou and I extend our deepest sympathy to her family. I know how close she was to you Kristy, as you often spoke so kindly of your Grandma, God Bless you….

  3. Kristie says:

    She was the best person I have ever known. I owe so much to my grandma. We will be telling stories of Ken & Jo for years to come!

  4. Tammy Thompson Drake says:

    We love you so much Aunt Jo, you beautiful lady are missed!! Love and prayers to all Family’s, and Friends! Fantabulous Group hug from all of us here on Earth to you all in Heaven!! Holding tight to all our wonderful memories!! Give our Heavenly Father a big squeeze from us too!!

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