Grace Marie (Lindberg) Hammar M.A. ’72 was born in Isanti County, Minnesota, on May 3, 1928, to Clarence and Agnes Lindberg. After graduating Cambridge High School, Grace achieved a B.S.in religious education from Northwestern College in 1954. She accepted her first teaching position in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, at Mountain Lake Bible School in September 1954. She married Wendell Hammar in August 1957 and moved to San Jose, where she continued her education with an M.A from SCU, as well as additional classes to complete certification for special education—she always felt great accomplishment in being able to teach a child to read. Grace and Wendell celebrated over 50 years of marriage until his death in 2012. They enjoyed traveling to Minnesota and weekend getaways in Reno as well as many hours of hand and foot cards with family and friends. Grace left Santa Clara for Glory on Dec. 2, 2018, at age 90,. She is survived by her son, Jonathan Hammar; sister, Gloria Sundstrom; brother, Warren Lindberg; son-in-law, Kris Hollstrom; and granddaughters Angelique and Kristina Hollstrom; as well as many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to friends Gretchen Rodgers and Carl Desoto. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell, and her daughter, Michelle.

21 Jan 2019