In Memoriam — Dr. John L. Hamer

Posted January 18th, 2019

Dr. John L. Hamer, 95, former Nigeria mission worker, died on January 15, 2019, at Timbercrest Senior Living Community in North Manchester, Indiana.

A physician and an ordained minister, Dr. Hamer and his wife, Esther, worked in a hospital in Lassa, Nigeria from 1953-1969. Following the illness and subsequent death of a nurse co-worker at the hospital, John’s insistence that further testing be conducted led to the discovery of the deadly viral disease Lassa Fever.

Service arrangements are pending.

A full obituary is posted at https://www.mckeemortuary.com/notices/John-Hamer .

Nancy Miner

Office of the General Secretary

Church of the Brethren

800-323-8039, ext. 301

nminer@brethren.org

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