Monday, November 12th, 2007
Complete Obituary
Edward Hammond
  Edward W. "Duke" Hammond, 85, 610 W. Walnut St., Coldwater, died at 5:10 p.m. Nov. 10, 2007, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
He was born Feb. 26, 1922, in New York, N.Y., to Wilson P. and Helen Golden Hammond. On May 2, 1946, he married Jane Sowar, who died Oct. 2, 1995.
Surviving are two sons, Mark (Linda), Barrington, Ill., and Joseph (Colleen), Mason; three daughters, Patricia (Richard) Wuebker, Centerville, Marcia (Jay) Koepfle, Mason, and Jean (Jack) Gruenhagen, Columbus; and 10 grandchildren.
Deceased are an infant son, Paul; and two infant daughters, Mary and Teresa.
He was a teacher and taught Latin, world history and driver's education at Coldwater High School for 37 years and was inducted into the Ohio High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his work as an athletic director at the school. He earned a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and a master's degree from Indiana University. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served as a naval aviator during World War II. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and American Legion Post 470, both of Coldwater, and Mercer County Elks Lodge 2170, Celina, where he served as past exalted ruler.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Richard Walling officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater, with military rites conducted by the American Legion.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Coldwater Athletic Boosters.
Condolences can be made at hogenkampfh.com.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Tonight
46°
Mostly Clear
12%
Tomorrow
68°
Rain Showers Likely
82%
Tomorrow Night
48°
Rain Showers
86%
Friday
54°
Rain Showers
78%
Friday Night
30°
Chance Snow Showers
48%
Saturday
47°
Partly Sunny
9%
Saturday Night
38°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Sunday
58°
Mostly Cloudy
12%
Sunday Night
41°
Mostly Cloudy
26%
Monday
56°
Chance Rain Showers
52%
Monday Night
48°
Rain Showers Likely
62%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d