DeLoris J. Hammer



DeLoris J. Hammer, 89, of Fostoria, passed away at 3:20 pm Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Independence House, Fostoria.

She was born April 8, 1928 in Lafayette, IN to the late Arthur and Dorothy (Holcomb) Kopf. She married Joseph H. Hammer on October 15, 1945 in Detroit, MI and he died December 5, 1982.

Surviving are three children, Vicki (Gerald) Lee, Spring, TX, Joseph “Joe” (Lois) Hammer, Lexington, KY and John P. Hammer, Fostoria; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, William “Bill” Hammer; daughter, Arvetta “Detta” Souder; and sisters, Arvetta Perry and Joann Myers.

DeLoris was a 1946 graduate of Fostoria High School. She had worked at the former Bud’s Bakery, Fostoria and retired from Dell’s Restaurant. She had been a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Eagles Auxiliary and the former Hospital Guild.

She was a longtime volunteer at Fostoria Community Hospital and St. Wendelin Schools. She loved sports especially the Cleveland Indians, and was remarkable with remembering the players and their statistics. But her greatest joy was her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation is Monday May 29, 2017 from 6-8 pm at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.

Funeral Service is 11:00 am Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Donald Goodwin presiding. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Findlay Cancer Center or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting



Monday, May 29, 2017 from 6-8 pm

242 W Tiffin St, Fostoria, OH, 44830

Hoening Funeral Home

  Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:00 am

242 W Tiffin St, Fostoria, OH, 44830

Hoening Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Goodwin presiding


Tuesday, May 30, 2017 immediately following the funeral service

765 Van Buren Street, Fostoria, Ohio 44830

St. Wendelin Cemetery

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Cheryl O'Brien

Vicki and all your family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember her as a very loving mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this stressful time. Blessings are asked along with strength for you all.
Cheryl Hay O'Brien and husband, Dick

 Posted May 31, 2017 - 9:11am

'Be not afraid, I go before you always. Come, follow Me, and I will give you rest'. May these words of Jesus our Jehovah-God in song bring you much hope and encouragement as you now remember Deloris' life legacy. Cherish in your hearts the many warm and fond memories that you share. May our risen Lord richly bless you all now and in the days ahead.

 Posted May 29, 2017 - 4:09pm

My condolences to the family for your loss. 2 Cor. 1:3,4 describes God as the Father of tender mercies who comforts us in all our trials. Along with your fond memories, may Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18) provide you with the comfort you need during this difficult time.

 Posted May 28, 2017 - 5:36pm

 Posted May 30, 2017 - 3:01pm

Mom Hammer was my adopted Mom after my Mom died. I loved her dearly and will miss her.

 Posted May 25, 2017 - 10:43pm
Ann Sacksteder

Dee was always so nice to me. A true sweetheart. She always took time to chat every time we saw one another. I remember her fondly. My condolences and love to her entire family.

 Posted May 25, 2017 - 2:35pm

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