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Margaret Hamer
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  • West Harrison School Lunch Fund
    410 Pine Street
    Mondamin, IA 51557

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“I'll always remember Margaret when I think of 3 things: macaroni salad, digging dandelions, and playing dominos. She knew how much I loved her...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Brenda Alton - Pisgah, IA

“So sorry to hear of Margaret's passing, she was such a good person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Linda and Rick Miller ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Linda and Rick Miller - Omaha, NE

“I'm sorry to read of your mom passing away. Was there something wrong? I didn't know she was here at Longview where I've been living here for a few...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Haubold - No. Valley, IA

“Margaret was a very special gal, Her family was my family, because I had no family from age 8 on. The Harmon family was special too. And I married a...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Darlene Harmon - West Liberty, IA

“I always remember Aunt Margaret telling me to spit my gum out as I was always cracking it or blowing bubbles and popping my gum. Maybe it's a red...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Kathy Harmon - West Liberty, IA

“You are in my thoughts and prayers! What a sweet mother and grandmother you had! ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Donella Pauli - Mondamin, IA

“Margaret Was So Very Very Sweet. So Very Very Sorry. Prayers Prayers To All The Family. Love And Hugs To All. Patty (DOYLE) Niedermyer & Tom ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Patty Niedermyer - Magnolia, IA

“So many fond memories of Margaret serving us kids our school lunches in Pisgah. She always had a smile on her face. The food was delicious and we...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle (Oliver) Moore - Soldier, IA

“Grandma Margaret taught me so many things. How to ride a bike, how to shuffle cards, how to drive a car. I also learned a few things i shouldn't have...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Don Terry - Omaha, NE


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Margaret Marie (Harmon) Hamer was born on May 7, 1923, to Emmett and Minnie Etta (Outhouse) Harmon in Moorhead, Iowa. The family moved to Pisgah in 1935, where she graduated from high school in 1940. On January 23, 1943, Margaret married Dwight Hamer at the RLDS Church in Omaha. After the couple was married, Dwight was stationed in Amarillo, Texas where they lived for about a year. After he was discharged, they moved back to Pisgah. In the late 1960s, Margaret began working as the school cook in Pisgah, and she remained for many years. Margaret worked at Plesswegg's restaurant in Logan also. Margaret enjoyed playing bridge and square dancing. She was well known for her cinnamon rolls and popcorn balls.

Margaret died, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Longview Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa at the age of 94 years, 11 months, and 25 days.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dwight Hamer; son, Terry Hamer; son-in-law, Curt Hanson; three brothers, Everett, Howard and George Harmon and two sisters, Velma Holben and Virginia Cave. She is survived by her three children, Diane Hanson of Fairfield, Iowa, Linda Terry of Ralston, Nebraska, Tim Hamer and his wife Mary of Missouri Valley, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Judy Hamer of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; eight grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Darlene Harmon of West Liberty, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.