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Arlene R. (Funk) Hammel

March 1, 2022

Obituary

Arlene R. Hammel, age 95, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm at her home surrounded by her beloved family.  She graduated Huntington High School in 1945. Arlene was a partner in Hammel’s Home Appliance Shop.  She was a member of Church of the Nazarene, Huntington, Model T. Ford Club, Antique Automobile Club of America, and Wheelman Club.

 

Arlene was born October 5, 1926, in Huntington, a daughter of Ezra and Bessie (Strine) Funk.  She married Richard P. Hammel in Biloxi, MS and he passed away November 13, 2000. She is survived by a daughter Brenda Rittenhouse of Huntington, daughter-in-law Sandy Hammel of Fort Wayne,  six grandchildren Joshua (Erica Mabery) Rittenhouse, Christa (Jayson) Spurgeon, Audra Rittenhouse, Timothy Hammel, Pam Curdes,  great-grandchildren Kalib Mabery, Hunter Mabery, Andrew Spurgeon, Archer Deverell, Selah Spurgeon, Levi Spurgeon, Tristan DeFord, Lindsey Adams, Abigail Curdes, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and sister Bessie June Risk of Traverse City, MI.  She was preceded in death by two daughters Crystal Ann & Lynette Ann Hammel, two sons Rodney and Terry Lee Hammel, six sisters Ruth Ensminger, Erma Funk, Elizabeth Ensminger, Violet Chiapetta, Emma Jean Lutus, Josephine Lofland, and three brothers Daniel, Jacob & Ben Funk.  

 

 

Visitation will be held Friday, March 4 from 1-6 pm preceding the 6 pm funeral service at Church of the Nazarene, Huntington.  Pastor Bobby Kemp will officiate. Burial will take place Saturday, March 5 at 10:00 am in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Huntington. 

 

Preferred memorials are to Church of the Nazarene or a charity of the donor’s choice c/o Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
March 4, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
First Church of the Nazarene
1555 Flaxmill
Huntington, IN 46750

Funeral Service
Friday
March 4, 2022

6:00 PM
First Church of the Nazarene
1555 Flaxmill
Huntington, IN 46750

Graveside Service
Saturday
March 5, 2022

10:00 AM
Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
500 N St Rt 5
HUNTINGTON, IN 46750

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