Gerhard Hammer, 85 passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 following a long illness.

Gerhard leaves behind three children, Michael (Wendy) Hammer, Susan (Brian) Van Driel, Gerhard (Heidi) Hammer. Four grandchildren Nathan, Kelsey, Jacob, and Emily (Zach). Also great-grandchild Addison.

Gerhard was born in Mannheim, Germany and moved to Wisconsin in 1957. He started his career as an executive chef and continued his path as a general manager for various private clubs in the Milwaukee and Madison area. In 1986 he opened a German restaurant in Madison which had been a life-long dream. Gerhard was an avid Badger and Green Bay Packer fan. He also loved his casinos and traveling with his wife.

We would like to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for our father at Howard Young Medical Center.  A special thank you to Ascension Hospice, Dr. Conde and Bobbie RN, who in the end was a strong advocate for our father. Sincerely, thank you all.

Private family service will be done at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Gerhard Hammer's name to Ascension Hospice.

“You may be gone from our sight but never from our hearts.”

Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family 715-356-3200 or visit www.bolgerfuneral.

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