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Roger K. Hammel

March 27, 1926 — April 26, 2005

Roger K. Hammel, 79, of 501 Pennsylvania Ave., Plymouth, died following an illness at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2005 in the SLC Methodist Hospital, Merrillville, IN. Roger, a Marshall County resident all of his life, was born March 27, 1926, in Plymouth, the son of Alfred and Mary Ray Hammel. He was a 1944 graduate of West High School.

On November 21, 1969, Roger and Marilyn Jean Holem were married in Plymouth. Roger worked at Schlosser’s Brothers/Hawthorn Melody Dairy for 37 years in the ice cream department. He then worked for Bomarko for 12 years, and was still working at Martin’s Supermarket, until he became ill.

An avid sports fan, he did not let being deaf stop him from playing all sports when he was in high school. He still enjoyed all sports, especially NASCAR racing and playing golf at the Tri-Way golf course. He liked working outside and enjoyed working with his hands.

A member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Roger attended the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church. He had been a member of the Plymouth Moose Lodge for 37 years.

Roger is survived by Marilyn, his wife of 35 years, two sons: Terry and Sue Hammel of Wakarusa and Kenneth Rogan of Plymouth and three daughters: Karen and Bob Deon and Donna and Jim Wenzel, all of Plymouth and Dawn and Phil Grossman of Argos.

Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, a brother, Tom and Dorothy Hammel of Plymouth and several nices and nephews.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jenny Hoesel.

Friends may visit with the family from 4 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2005 in the Johnson – Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Memorial services by the Plymouth Moose Lodge will be held at the funeral home at 8:00 p.m. on Friday.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2005,with Rev. Chuck Krieg, pastor of the Salem United Methodist Church, Bremen, officiating.

Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.

Memorial gifts in Roger’s name may be made to the Indiana School for the Deaf.
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