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Robert Neal “Bob” Hammer

Robert Neal “Bob” Hammer, 84 of Atwood, IL, passed away at 5:55 a.m., Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Bement Health Care Center, Bement, IL.

Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2022 at the Broadus Cemetery, rural Camargo, IL. The family requests casual dress.

He was born on May 22, 1938 at Jarman Hospital, Tuscola, IL, the son of Neal M. and Sylvia Mobley Hammer. He married Mary M. Keys of Hume, IL on November 26, 1960 in Paris, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are their children: Randy (Tina) Hammer of Atwood, Tina Hammel of Arthur and Terry Hammer of Pierson Station. 5 grandchildren: DJ, Brandon, Tiffany, Aubrey and Stephanie, great-grandchildren: Gracie, Gavin, Jase, Reed, Danica, Gage, Jackson, Valerie, Bear, Jeremiah, Oliver, Marcus and Natalie, 5 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.

Bob started working on the kill floor butchering beef and hogs at the age of 16 and continued working as a meat cutter for over 50 years. He worked at several IGA’s, including Tolono, Arthur, Mahomet and Villa Grove and was the manager of the Grab-It-Here in Tuscola for a while.

He worked for 16 years at the Atwood Meat Locker for Jim Stillwell, cutting beef, hogs, deer and moose.

He raced stock cars in Charleston, IL in the 1960’s. He had several motorcycles over the years. Bob like to keep his bike and truck shiny and clean.

Bob and Mary ran the Arthur Sportsman Club for five years in the 1980’s. They both like to shoot trap.

Memorials are suggested to the Arthur Sportsman’s Club.

Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood, IL is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared via

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