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Aug. 1, 1947 – May 5, 2021
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Robert Alan Hammerquist passed away May 5, 2021 at the age of 73. Bob was born August 1, 1947 in Oakdale, California to Robert and Frances Hammerquist. Bob attended Escalon High School, where he excelled in Wrestling and became one of the top wrestlers. He graduated in 1965, and soon after he enlisted with the United States Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. After being Honorably Discharged, he became a Draftsman in Structural Steel for 50 years. Bob loved his Harleys and his horses. He enjoyed being outdoors and camping.
Bob LOVED food!
As you would say “he was a foodie” and everything he ate was “The Best ____ I’ve ever had.”
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; daughters, Robin, Kim, Sara and Contessa; grandchildren, Dustin, Erik, Jordyn, Aaron, Isabella, Tessa and McKenzie; great-grandchildren, Rylie, August and Maisley. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Frances and his brother, Richard.
Deegan Funeral Chapel is honored to be serving the Hammerquist family. A Graveside service will be held Friday, June 4, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Burwood Cemetery with full Military Honors to follow presented by the American Legion Post #263. To send the family your condolences, please visit Bob’s tribute page at
The Escalon (Calif.) Times
May 26, 2021