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Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

Braham, MN • 320-396-2121



Phyllis Hemmer, of Braham, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at GracePointe Crossings in Cambridge.  She was 88 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 9, 2022 at the Open Arms Church of God in Grasston with Pastor Gene Sherrod officiating.


VISITATION will be held from 2:00 -4:00 pm on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home and Braham and again 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

Phyllis June Hemmer, of Braham, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at GracePointe Crossings in Cambridge. She was 88 years old.

Phyllis was born on January 18, 1934 in Brookings County, South Dakota to parents Delbert and Eulalia (Benz) Hicks. She grew up on a farm near White, SD. She was united in marriage to Gene F. Hemmer in April of 1951. They made their home in South Dakota and were blessed with five children. In 1966, the family moved to Harris, and then to Rush City for a few years. In 1975, Phyllis and Gene purchased their home near Braham where they spent the rest of their lives.

Phyllis worked hard taking care of her family and the farms they lived on over the years. After the kids were older, she worked for the Twin Cities Ammunition Plant for a few years, then as a nurse’s aide at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Rush City, and finally at a couple of other jobs before retiring.

Phyllis’s favorite thing was working in her greenhouse, flower, and vegetable gardens. She was active with the Braham Garden Club and also enjoyed years spent with the Red Hatters and Homemakers groups. Phyllis loved to crochet and share her talent with her grandchildren. She and Gene would often take daytrips around the countryside or longer trips to South Dakota and the Black Hills. She will be dearly missed.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene, granddaughter Charitee, and seven siblings.

She is survived by her children, Ronald (Debby), Wayne (Cindy), Kevin (Denise), Blaine (Sandy), Cheryl (Robert) Gorman; brother David (Verna) Hicks; 18 grandchildren; as well as many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

11 thoughts on “PHYLLIS J. HEMMER”


  2. My deepest condolences to the family. Thank you Phyllis for all the years of gardening, friendship, and love.

  3. Aunt Phyllis was an amazing selfless person. She had little but what she had she would give to a stranger in need.
    I had the opportunity to take her on some road trips along with my Aunts Lucille and Loretta and they were some of the most fun and rewarding times of my life.
    She will truly be missed but it is a comfort to know that she is with Jesus and her loving family. And, she is completely healed and whole again.
    Love you Auntie!🤗❤️

  4. My thoughts and prayers to the Hemmer family 🥰❤️. Phyllis may have been a petite lady but she was big in caring for others, loved her family dearly! I will miss this beautiful lady! Celebrate her life by the memories you have of her and tell each other about them! God’s blessings to Cheryl, Bob (and family), Denise, Kevin (and family) and to the rest of the families.

  5. Phyllis was a delight to know and amazingly talented,resourceful woman! She would talk for hours with Elaine Seips and I would enjoy hearing about this conversation each morning over coffee in my classroom! Thanks to her family for the years she lived in her home and I got to reconnect delivering Meals.
    RIP Phyllis.. praying
    Mary Kay Bodeen
    I will donate to Catholic Charities Meals on Wheels program in her name🙏❤️

  6. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She was always a bundle of smiles and energy, that twinkle in her eyes, always bringing smiles where ever she went. She will be missed. Your family was blesseď with a great Mom.

  7. I took care of Phyllis at gracepointe for two years and throughout my time with her she became my favorite resident. Her laugh would brighten anyways day, she will be missed so much.

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