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Eugene Floyd Hammond, 66

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Eugene Floyd Hammond, age 66, of Rindge, New Hampshire, formerly of Coldwater and Michigan’s upper peninsula, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 12, in Coldwater, Michigan.  Gene was born on February 2, 1949, in Ionia, Michigan the son of Floyd Eugene and Margaret Lillian (Kanouse) Hammond, Jr.  He started high school in Coldwater and graduated from Ewen-Trout Creek High School with the Class of 1967.  His college career began at Northern Michigan University and he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting at Michigan Technological Institute, where he served as President of the Kappa Sigma Iota Fraternity.  Among the several different careers of his life, he worked as a body shop technician and seasonally in the construction trades, even building a home with a friend, as a side project.  For the last fifteen years he has been self-employed as a Tax Accountant, continually growing the client base of his business.  He loved to hunt and spend time up north at “the shack”.  He dearly loved his family and spending time back in Michigan whenever he could.  Gene had a great sense of humor and a free spirit which guided him through much of his life.  He is a former member of Apostolic Lutheran Church in Bruce Crossing, Michigan and the Zion Lutheran Church in Hancock, Michigan, where he served as Superintendent of the Sunday School Program.  He also served as a volunteer fire fighter, a township tax assessor and owned a store in the U.P. for a time.                                                                     

 

Gene will be missed and remembered by his loving family including his dear mother, Margaret Lillian Hammond of Belding, Michigan; children Gina (Ted) Klahn of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Jed (Emily) Hammond of Hancock, Michigan, Jana (Kevin) Hammond of Oconomowoc and Ginelle (Zach) Nagel of Clifton Park, New York; grandchildren Aliisa (Steven), Isaac (Amy), Zachary, Aleksandra (Caleb), Austin, Emmelia, Grace, Elsie, Anja, Jacob, Logan, Marcus, Jackson, Roman, Elijah, Eliot, Bianca, Tobias, Timothy and Liam; great grandchildren Caleb, Lily, Nathan, Abraham, Lydia and Hannah; siblings Linda L. Hammond, Carole S. (Ernie) Hammond-Seif of Belding, Margaret A. Siler of Coldwater and Dale D. (Valorie) Hammond of Ionia; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends, who affectionately referred to him as “Geno”.   He was preceded in death by his father, and infant grandson, Andrew, a sister, Janet M. Jackola and his grandparents, including his special grandfather, Floyd E. Hammond, Sr. 

 

A service remembering and celebrating Gene’s life will take place on Thursday, December 17, Shiloh Community Church in Orleans, Michigan.  Visitation will take place from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m., and Pastor Ken Harger will officiate the service beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Interment rites will be accorded at a later date at Woodard Lake Cemetery.  Those wishing to express their sympathy are welcomed to consider a donation in Gene’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.  For additional information please contact Verdun Family Funeral Home in Belding at (616) 794-1300 or at www.verdunfh.com. 

 

 

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