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George F. Lammers

George F. Lammers

Dec. 11, 1919 - Aug. 31, 2008

REDWOOD FALLS -- George Frederick Lammers, 88, of Redwood Falls, died Sunday at the Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato. He had suffered from cancer.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Fairfax. Burial will be in Ft. Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely Township, Nicollet County.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church and one hour prior to the service Thursday. Arrangements are by Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel of Fairfax.

He was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Fairfax to Benjamin and Myrtle (Amtsbauer) Lammers. He graduated from Fairfax High School in 1938. He moved in 1941 to Clarkfield, where he and his brother, Charles, owned and operated a hardware store until 1949. They returned to Fairfax and operated Lammers Lumber Co. until 1966.

He married Doris E. Paulson on Oct. 18, 1959, in Paynesville. They owned the Coast to Coast store in Fairfax from 1966 until retirement in 1982. They moved to Redwood Falls in January of 2004. He became a resident at the Wood Dale Nursing Home in Redwood Falls in April of 2008.

He was a member of the Fairfax Fire Department and Rescue Squad for 29 years, of Fairfax United Methodist Church and of the Fairfax Citizens Band. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge since 1944. He also was a board member on the Ft. Ridgely Cemetery Association for many years.

He is survived by his wife; son: Jeffery (and Michelle) Lammers of Redwood Falls; three grandchildren; and one sister: Lucille Runck of Morgan.

He was preceded in death by one brother.