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Coach Mark Hammel Passes Away at Age 82

From The Post & Mail May 11, 2007:

Mark O. "Mick" Hammel,  82
August 3, 1924 - May 10, 2007

Mark O. “Mick” Hammel, 82, of Warren and formerly of Huntington, died at 10:05 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2007, at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Born in Huntington on Aug. 3, 1924, a son of Audry and Fern (Wiles) Hammel, he was a 1943 graduate of Huntington High School and a 1953 graduate of Huntington College.

He was united in marriage to Evelyn Mickley on April 9, 1944, in Huntington.

A member of Emmanuel Community Church, he owned and operated Hammel Floor Finishing Service for 46 years. He taught grades 7 through 12 at Union High School for five years and taught at Columbia City Joint High School for 21 years. He also served as a basketball and football coach during his teaching career.

In addition to his wife, Evelyn, he is survived by a son, Greg Hammel of Kihei, Hawaii; two daughters, Sandra Hammel of Portsmouth, R.I. and Nancy Heffelfinger of Roanoke; a brother, Gerald Hammel of Columbia City; a sister, Evalyn Wohlford of Huntington; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard “Dick” Hammel and H. Ted Hammel.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. The funeral service is at 10 a.m Monday, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, with Pastor Brent Birdsall officiating. Entombment is at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Huntington County.

Memorials may be directed to Family Hospice of N.E. Indiana, or the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

To sign Mr. Hammel’s on-line guest registry visit www.myersfuneralhomes.com and click on obituaries.


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