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Jeffrey B. Hammer

July 18, 1961 — December 25, 2021

Jeffrey B. Hammer, age 60, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 1:06 P.M. on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was born on July 18, 1961 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Alva “Dale” and Alice “Allie” M. (Begner) Hammer. He attended and graduated from Abingdon High School and then received his Associate Degree in Business from Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois. Surviving is his mother, Alice Hammer of Galesburg, Illinois and one brother, Mike (Julie Ann) Hammer of Dubuque, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his father. He worked for Hart Schaffner Marx in Chicago, Illinois fitting uniforms for airline attendants, Farmland in Monmouth, Walmart and then Menards in Galesburg, Illinois. Jeffrey was an accomplished musician, playing almost any instrument and playing in area bands. He was a collector of guitars. A celebration of Jeffrey's life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements. On-line condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jeffrey B. Hammer please visit our Sympathy Store.
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