Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory

YAKIMA - Mark Alan “Buckwheat” Hammermeister, 57, of Yakima, died Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.

Mark was born August 27, 1955 in Yakima, WA to Eugene and Janet (Beckwith) Hammermeister. Mark enjoyed jeeping and drag racing. He loved being a grandpa and spending time with his family and having barbeques. In his earlier years he showed horses and received many ribbons.

He is survived by his buddy, Trish Downs, daughter Jamie Schroeder, three grandsons, Dominik, Gabriel and Elijah, also a sister, Leslie (Neil) McClure and family, all of Yakima, and a brother, Steve (Alice) Hammermeister of Bend, OR. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Mark’s life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory.