|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1923|
|Death: ||May 19, 2007|
Jerald DeWayne Hammel, age 84, of Columbia City, IN died suddenly late Saturday, May 19, 2007 at his home. He was born in Huntington County, IN on January 21, 1923 to Audry Harold and Fern Jane (Wiles) Hammel.
He graduated from Huntington High School with the Class of 1941. He moved with his family in 1957 to Washington Township, Whitley County, IN where he owned and operated his dairy farm for 43 years. He also drove school bus for Washington Township School for 12 years and worked for W.A. Jones, Columbia City from 1961-1969. He served as a Board of Directors for both Northeastern REMC and Allen Dairy. He attended for many years South Whitley Church of God and most recently attended Community Bible Church, Columbia City, IN.
He is survived by his 2 sons, Michael DeWayne Hammel and Ralph E. (Linda K.) Hammel, both of Columbia City, IN; 1 daughter, Patricia A. (Cecil) Terry, Fort Wayne, IN; 1 sister, Evalyn Wohlford, Huntington, IN; 9 grandchildren, including Jeremy Edward (Janet) Hammel, Heather Lynn (Arlo) Honeycutt, Dianne Marie Rudig, Annette L. Cornett, Melissa S. Cook, Kristen J. Williamson, Vickie Sue Heath, Jacqueline Marie French and Teresa Lynn Simmons and 25 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Richard "Dick" Hammel, Harold Theodore Hammel and Mark O. "Mick" Hammel.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, IN. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at the funeral home with Pastor Curtiss Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Huntington, IN. Memorial bequests may be given in Mr. Hammel's memory to donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To send condolences to the family, sign the guest register or to light a memorial candle in Mr. Hammel's memory, please visit www.demoneygrimes.com.
Audry Harold Hammel (1901 - 1965)
Ferne Jane Wiles Hammel (1898 - 1963)
Harold T. "Ted" Hammel (1921 - 2005)*
Jerald DeWayne Hammel (1923 - 2007)
Mark O. Hammel (1924 - 2007)*
Richard P. Hammel (1926 - 2000)*
Evalyn J Hammel Wohlford (1929 - 2015)*
Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
Imported from: UT State Historical Society
Originally Created by: ladyb
Record added: Jun 01, 2007
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Added: Jun. 1, 2007