Obituaries

Gordon E. Hammond

November 20, 1933 - August 22, 2019

Gordon  E.  Hammond

Obituary

Gordon E. Hammond, 85, a lifetime resident of Belvidere, IL, passed away on August 22, 2019 following a sudden illness. He was born on November 20, 1933 to Glyndon and Emma (Humbracht) Hammond in Belvidere, IL. Gordon married his “Honey” and childhood sweetheart, Pat, on June 12, 1954 and they  had been married for 65 years. He attended Belvidere High School, and at the age of 19, Gordon enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country from 1952-1956. 

Gordon worked many jobs to provide for his family, before landing a job as an electrician at Sundstrand’s and retiring from there after 30 years. In 1967 he was one of the founding coaches for Belvidere Junior Tackle. He served as the Head Coach of the Lightweight Team,  and made lasting connections with many of the players. 

Gordon owned Hammond Electric for many years.  He was an avid racing fan traveling to Daytona and Indianapolis 500 races.  He even owned his own Short Tracker Racecar #28 that he and his good friend, Rod, would race at Rockford Speedway. He served as the President of Jaycees’,  and was also a Coon Creek Caster and Belstone member. He joined the American Legion and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1461. At the VFW he served in many positions, including “Commander” and was proud  to be involved in the Honor Detail that recognized his departed friends and military brothers.

He loved riding with his motorcycle group, the ‘Good Ole Boys’, fishing, trapping, and was a huge Green Bay Packers fan.  Gordon loved to travel, visiting many places, but his favorite place was Kailua Beach, Hawaii. Most importantly he loved spending time with his family and friends.  

Gordon will  be dearly missed by his wife, Patricia; his sister, Patsy Feltz; his children, Lori (Doug) Ludemann of Caledonia, IL, Gordon “Chip” (Mary) Hammond of Honolulu, Hawaii, Sherri (Craig) Fowler of Belvidere, IL, and Michelle (Jered) Hart of Belvidere, IL; his grandchildren, who called him “Papa”, Mystika and Heather Ludemann, Holly (Jason) Charlesworth, Jason “Will” (Pam) Fowler, Sarah (Mike) Yani, Noah Hammond, and Bailey and Shannon Hart; his great-grandchildren, Haley, Tyler, Case, Cole, Deegan, Travis, and Kai. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Bart Hammond; his brothers, Glyndon, LeRoy, William, Harold, and Ronald; and his sister, Ethel Lee.

The family would like to thank the St. Anthony Care team, their neighbors, friends, and family for all the love and support. 

A visitation will be from 1-2:45 p.m. on, Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. A memorial service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on, Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services. Steve and Patrick Anderson will be officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family to establish a monument later. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Sunday, September 8, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be from 1-2:45 p.m. on, Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008.

Sunday, September 8, 2019
3:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

 A memorial service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on, Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services. Steve and Patrick Anderson will be officiating. 

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To the Hammond Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Gordon was such a nice man. He always had time to converse and say “Hi” no matter what he was doing or on his way going when seeing a person.
He will certainly be missed by many.

Don and Gloria Peck 2019-09-11T17:23:09

Sherri and family, So sorry about your Dad passing. Take care.

Trudy & Jeff Flippo 2019-09-08T14:01:27

So very sorry for your loss. We will be out of town on 9/8 but my prayers and love go out for your family.

Tammy Propp 2019-09-04T03:28:29

So sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy. Lisa

Lisa Moore Penticoff 2019-09-03T19:49:02

Pat, Sorry for your loss. He will be missed. My condolences to the rest of your family.

Ernie and Debi(Kieser) Pedroza 2019-09-03T18:31:25

Peace and love to the entire Hammond family.

Jeff Arce 2019-09-02T14:27:56

Sherri, Michelle, and all the family, sending my condolences, hugs, and love!
Mary Kay

Mary Kay Lungstrom Walraven 2019-09-01T16:13:14

He was a good guy, so sorry for your loss. Love to you and the family ❤️🇺🇸

Sheryl and Steve Wylde 2019-08-31T20:29:46

Dear Pat and family,
So sorry to hear of Gordy’s passing, I sure remember all the fun times we had with the Belvidere Jaycees. A lot of changes is life since then.
You and your family are in my prayers!

Marcia Henneberry 2019-08-31T13:31:00

Prayers to family. Cherish the memories.

Jennifer Davis and family 2019-08-31T11:24:46

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