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Obituary for Terry Dean Hammel

Terry Dean Hammel, 75, of Union, KY, formerly of Elkhart, IN, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Born in Plymouth, IN on March 1, 1947, Terry was the son of Ethel, 96, and the late Roger Hammel. Terry was a 1965 graduate of Plymouth High School where he played football then went on to receive his Associates Business Degree from Indiana University South Bend. He worked as a purchasing agent for the Recreational Vehicle industry for 42 years. Terry retired from Wieland Designs in Goshen, IN after 29 years of service. He was elected Justice of the Peace for Bremen, IN in 1972 and was recognized for the Outstanding Young Men of America Award in 1974. Terry was a long-time member of the Simpson United Methodist Church in Elkhart, IN and was also a past member of the Bass Master Fishing Club and Lions Club in Indiana. After retiring, Terry moved to Northern Kentucky to be closer to family. Never one to sit idly by Terry went on to volunteer as an Ambassador at the Cincinnati Airport/CVG and joined the Grounds Crew at the Triple Crown Country Club, mowing the golf course. Terry was an avid fan of Notre Dame – both football and girl’s basketball – as well as the Pittsburg Steelers and NASCAR. After moving to the Greater Cincinnati area, he became a Bengals fan and a true Reds baseball enthusiast. In his free time, Terry enjoyed woodworking, and gardening, he especially loved taking care of his lawn and fruit trees. But aside from his family, Terry’s absolute passion was sitting in his boat on a lake with a fishing rod in his hand. An extraordinary life well lived, he will be deeply missed by all those who knew him and loved him. In addition to his mother, Terry is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years: Sue Hammel; son: Kent Eby; daughter: Tammy (Tom) Booth; grandchildren: Brooke (Marcus) Jordan, Ashley Malcom and Kaylee Eby and great-grandchildren: Jace Malcom, Addyson Malcom and Myles Jordan. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. As an expression of sympathy, the family welcomes donations to the Cancer Research Fund, St. Elizabeth Foundation, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at