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Terry Lee Hammel

3 October , 194619 July , 2019

Terry Lee Hammel, 72, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019. He was born on October 3, 1946 in Biloxi, Mississippi. He served in the Air National Guard. He worked for Magnavox and Roush Industries. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, antique cars, high wheel bikes, and especially spending time with his family. Surviving family include his wife, Sandy Hammel; son, Tim (Anna) Hammel; daughter, Pam Curdes; mother, Arlene Hammel; grandchildren, Tristan (Amaris) DeFord, Lindsey (fiancé-Shawn Adams) Curdes, Abby (fiancé-Lucas Baughman) Curdes, Cheyenne Price; great grandchild, Jansen DeFord, and one more on the way, Raelynn DeFord; and a sister, Brenda Rittenhouse. Terry was preceded in passing by his father, Richard P. "Dick" Hammel; sisters, Crystal and Lynette Hammel; and a brother, Rodney Hammel. Per Terry's requests, no services have been scheduled at this time. Memorials may be sent to Valley Baptist Church, 255 Cr-325 E, Valparaiso, Indiana (46383).


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Mary Bear

19 August 2019

So sorry to hear the sad news. Sandy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary (Toopes) Bear

Pamela Curdes

14 August 2019

My Dad was a wonderful Man and Dad gave so much to me and my children whenever we needed it. We are in shock that he died suddenly. I’m so happy though that my parents got to visit Northwest Indiana, where I live, for my birthday before my Dad died. He loved our family so much. We miss Dad greatly.
Pamela Curdes (Daughter)

Lindsey Curdes

22 July 2019

My grandfather was the definition of a family man. He loved my grandmother unconditionally, loved his children, and loved his grandkids deeply. In my head, I can still hear how he would always say “howdy doodey” when he would answer my phone calls. We will miss you deeply, grandpa.

Amaris DeFord

22 July 2019

The care that Terry had for his family knew no boundaries. Seeing his face light up when he saw his children, grandchildren and great grandson was always a special moment to me. I will miss his unique perspective and example of devotion to family