Dr. CARL FREDERICK HAMMERSTROM
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 canalefuneral.com
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