In loving memory of

April 23, 1936 - April 20, 2021

Dr. Carl F. Hammerstrom Jr., 84, of Marquette, died on Tuesday morning,
April 20, 2021 surrounded by his family and under the care of Lake Superior
Life Care & Hospice at the Trillium Hospice House.

Carl was born April 23, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, a son of Carl F. and
Mary (Metcalf) Hammerstrom, Sr.

He graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1954, Harvard University
in 1958 and Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1962.

He was drafted in December of 1967 and served his country as an Army
Medical Officer with the US Army Fifth General Hospital, Bad Cannstatt
Germany FROG from 1968-1971.

On June 27, 1959 he married Lynne Ulrich Crandall in Chautauqua, New
York and the couple chose to raise their family in Marquette in 1971.

Carl had served as Chief Medical Resident at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit
and was in charge of the hospital when the riots broke out in 1967. He
continued his career, which spanned more than 40 years in medicine, in
Marquette helping to heal not only the patient but the patient's family as

He was a proud delegate of the American Medical Association and the
Michigan State Medical Society, a fellow with the American College of
Chest Physicians, an associate professor of clinical medicine at Michigan
State University, and a longtime trustee of the Peter White Public Library
Board of Directors.

In his youth, Carl played lacrosse and had the honor of "being run over" by
the great NFL running back, Jim Brown. His interests included reading in
the inglenook beside his fireplace. He was an avid hockey fan and a season
ticket holder of MTU & NMU hockey for decades. His loves were sailing
and spending time with his wife in Paris, enjoying the food and wine.

Carl is survived by his wife, Lynne C. Hammerstrom of Marquette; children,
Mary Beth Hammerstrom of Anchorage, AK and Eric (Michelle)
Hammerstrom of Marquette; granddaughter, Alexis Hammerstrom of
Marquette; brother, Frank Hammerstrom of Stuart, FL; and nieces &
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Paul; and brother,

Carl's family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Huffman and his nurse,
Marcie and the staff at UP Health System-Marquette for the care they

A Celebration of Carl's Life will be held in the summer and will be

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Peter White Public
Library, 217 N. Front Street, Marquette, MI 49855 or Trillium Hospice
House, 1144 Northland Drive, Marquette, MI 49855.

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family where memories may be shared at


Debbie Jensen wrote on May 7, 2021:

"Dear Lynne, Mary Beth, and Eric Know that we are thinking of you during this time. We sure loved Carl and Paul will definitely miss the saunas and martinis with him. He was a great man and will be missed. Debbie Jensen"

Deri Glenn-Gray wrote on May 5, 2021:

"Most wonderful neighbors and lifetime friends: I am so sorry that you have had to say good bye to your loving husband and dad. The same prankster who threw me (and then my daughters!) into the snow on New Year's Eve also taught me how to make meaningful hospital visits with terminal patients and pray with their families (something I still do 40 years later)--and he saw me through losses of my own. Holding you all in my heart, Deri Glenn-Gray "

Ray Jarvis wrote on Apr 29, 2021:

"Dear Lynne, Mary, Eric, and family, I was sorry to read of Carl's death. I hope that the many good memories you have of all your years together will sustain you now and in the future. I have fond memories of Carl when we worked together at MGH-he was a kind and caring person. God's peace, Ray Jarvis"

Kurt J Simandl wrote on Apr 27, 2021:

"Dear Lynne, - When my parents bought the Oberg Camp in 1966, they were strangers in a beautiful but strange place, and without acquaintences. As neighbors two camps away, you and Carl beccame my parents' very good friends and "advisors" in their new surroundings, and I know this friendship meant a great deal to both of them. We will look forward to a future life celebration for Carl when times are a bit safer. Our condolences to you, Eric & Mary Beth and Carl's brother Frank. Take Care "

Margit Hammerstrom wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"Dear Lynne, Frank, Mary Beth, and Eric. I was saddened to hear of Carl's passing and want you to know you and yours are in my prayers. My heart is with your hearts. My dad loved his nephew Carl and I like to think they've met up with each other again. "Mark the perfect man and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace." (Ps. 37:37) With dearest love to you all, Margit"

Karen Thomas wrote on Apr 24, 2021:

"Eric Our sincere sympathy to a wonderful family. Dan and Karen Thomas"

Paul and Donna Beauchaine wrote on Apr 23, 2021:

"Lynne and family, Donna and I are so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. We so enjoyed the time at NMU hockey games and the other times we bumped into you two.Carl was always great to talk to, and I wish I would have heard the story about Jim Brown from him. We have all lost a good man, our prayers are with you all!"

Ron and Iris Katers wrote on Apr 23, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathies to Lynne and the family of a fine man. Thank you, Carl, for helping teach teens at Graveraet Middle School the dangers of smoking anything. You took the time to help us dissect pigs's lungs and examine diseased lungs.You really held their attention and probably saved lives.Thank you for helping teens to change cigarette vending machine rules many years ago.You didn't have to do all of these things, but God love you, you always were happy to help. Ron and Iris Katers"

Marquette Area Public Schools wrote on Apr 23, 2021:

"Extending to you and your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy, Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education and Employees"

Eric Luttinen wrote on Apr 23, 2021:

"My deepest condolences on Dr. Hammerstrom's passing. While it has been years since I had the good fortune to have met him, I can recall his pleasant demeanor and sense of calm...things occasionally not found at a hockey rink! Nevertheless, my sympathies to Mrs. Hammerstrom, their children and extended family, as well as his friends and colleagues. "

Sally Gormley wrote on Apr 23, 2021:

"Dr Hammerstrom was my mother Alice York?s doctor for years. She loved his visits, his stories and humor expanded her sheltered world. He was was empathetic and provided excellent care. Our deepest sympathy for you loss."

Jean Whitman-Shelby wrote on Apr 22, 2021:

"Jim and I are on a trip but just learned of Carls death. We are in shock and offer our sympathy to Lynne, MaryBeth and Erik. Carl was such a kind man and an excellent physician. Great sense of humor and always a twinkle in his eyes. "