Franni Linn Hammerlund (Pilcher)
January 11, 2022

Linn Hammerlund, 81, of Independence, passed over on January 11, 2022. She died in her own bed surrounded by her children and pets as the sun set on her beautiful farm.

Born Franni Linn Preble Pilcher on October 22, 1940 to parents Anne Amelia (Johnson) and Franklin Preble Pilcher. Linn looked forward to reuniting with her parents, sister Sharon Anne and especially her very beloved husband, Albert William Hammerlund and youngest son, Aaron Franklin.

Linn received her degrees from the University of Minnesota as a dental hygienist and later as a chemical dependency counselor. With her husband Bill, Linn helped found four churches, numerous Bible studies and a family gospel band. Linn was a poet, shepherd, equestrian, world-traveler and avid Bible scholar. Known for her fabulous cooking, hospitality and love of the natural world and its Creator.

She leaves behind three granddaughters and six grandsons as well as her four living children: Laura Linn Hammerlund, Matthew William Hammerlund, Anne Elizabeth Ludgate and Christina Sunday Wagner.

May the Circle be unbroken in the sky Lord, in the sky!

A Celebration of her very full life is postponed until better weather.