Ralph C. Hammer

Ralph C. Hammer passed peacefully on February 21, 2012 at Metron Nursing Home in Cedar Springs. Ralph is survived by his wife, Joyce; a son, Bill (Ginny) Hammer of Cedar Springs and a daughter Sue (Tim) Zehr of Big Rapids; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Ralph was preceded in death by sons Dan and Bob Hammer.

Ralph was a veteran and served in the SeaBees in World War II. Ralph retired from Auto Cast in Grand Rapids and spent his retirement years with Joyce in the Baldwin community.

Ralph worked and volunteered for many programs in the Baldwin area including High School Athletics, the Lake County Animal Control and the Lake County Juvenile program.

Ralph was an avid outdoors man and was highly knowledgeable of the woods and nature.

Services will be held at the Verdun Funeral Home in Baldwin. Arrangements are pending. Please call Verdun at 231-745-4680 for a date and time.

Contributions may be made to the Lake County Humane Society.