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Ken Hammel 1930 - 2013
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October 07, 2013
I was under his wing so to speak at Wyoming High School. rarely a days has passed in 30 years i have not thought of him. He was inmportant and made a difference!!!!
September 28, 2013
Ken was a true inspiration to many of us in CISV. He was a very, very, very, very, very special man with a very, very, very, very special heart. G. Straus, CISV Canada
September 28, 2013
Mr. Hammel- you will be missed. Thank you for caring so much about your students. You are remembered fondly. <3 a former McAuley student
September 27, 2013
Ken had a special gift for making others feel loved, included, and supported. Luckily, both my daughter and I had a chance to experience this at McAuley.
Thanks, Ken
Laurel Chambers and Elise Chambers Constein
September 27, 2013
We have lost a good person and friend. Ken will be missed but not forgotten. RIP Ken
September 27, 2013
miss him on Vermont Ave

Prayers and thoughts for his family


Janet & John
September 26, 2013
Ken was a force to CISV for a long time. He was one of the most fun guy to have around!
Ken touched many lives and he will be missed.
September 26, 2013
Our family's thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. As the mother of 3 daughters that attended McAuley High School, Mr. Hammel was such a gift to my husband & I as we navigated life with teenagers. His pleasant smile and demeanor will be missed. Thank you for sharing such a blessed part of your family with ours.
September 26, 2013
He was an inspiration and a friend to me while I was at Wyoming. Prayers and peace to your family.
September 26, 2013
The halls of McAuley High School have not been the same since Ken Hammel retired. His return visits were always enjoyed. My sincere sympathy to Jeannine and his family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
September 26, 2013
Mr. Hammel was a kind sweet man that made such a difference in so many lives.My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be missed. Heaven has gained an angel.
September 26, 2013
Ken was my inspiration to become actively involved in Children's International Summer Villages as my Director in Jacksonville in 1982. Ken touched the lives of so many young people and adults in CISV. I am a better person because I knew Ken HAMMEL. My thoughts are with his family. Peace....
September 26, 2013
dear friends and family of 'Mr. Hammel', the teacher and counselor and role model that we had growing up: He had such a positive influence on my life. He always had the right advice, chuckle, or calm answer to my daily troubles while in high school. His Wider Horizons for Youth program could be a national high school program. WHY was so effective and clever to help alternative youth find their way into the adult world in a productive way. What a blessing to have known him. Love, Linda Grace (Wehling) Freeman
September 26, 2013
Mr Hammel made the difference in so many lives while at McAuley High school. He always had a smile on his face and was always willing to talk. In a school full of girls we kept him busy! Sorry to the family for their loss.
September 25, 2013
What an amazing soul. I always loved seeing him in the halls at McAuley. Rest in Piece Mr. hammel
September 25, 2013
No one could ask for dearer friends. Ken will be missed tremendously.
September 25, 2013
I will always picture Mr.Hammel spreading his contagious energy throughout the halls of McAuley. I think I can speak for the class of '04 when I say our thoughts and prayers are with you.
September 25, 2013
Ken Hammel was certainly a guide in my life. He was indeed a special person.
Princeton High School - 1966
September 25, 2013
Mr. Hammel was one of the most gracious and kindest hearts I have ever had the honor of calling a friend. His wise guidance through my education at McAuley continued through the years, and I will forever cherish our "chats." He is a gentle soul that will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
September 25, 2013
When Ken and I were colleagues at Wyoming HIgh School, I could count on Ken stopping by my classroom door daily to entertain my students and me with his mangled French. I could also count on his open office door to all Wyoming students and staff who sought his wise counsel. Thank you, Ken, for the laughter and the guidance.
September 25, 2013
God bless Mr. Hummel for making a difference in my life and the lives of many fellow students at McAuley High School. We knew he genuinely cared about what he did and about us as people.
September 25, 2013
I remember Mr. Hammel's smile, he always had one! If you were having a bad day at McAuley he would make you smile. Heaven is so lucky to have him!
September 25, 2013
Mr. H was a great man. He helped a lot of people and listened when we had problems at McAuley High School. Prayers for his family. Everyone who knew him and got the chance to talk to him is blessed with great knowledge! You will be greatly missed
September 25, 2013
Ken will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to share life with him. McAuley High School hasn't been the same since he retired. PIR, Nek Lemmah!
September 25, 2013
Mr. Hammer was such a great counselor, I loved him at mcaul
September 25, 2013
Mr. Hammel was a wonderful man and an inspiration to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. He was a wonderful asset to the McAuley community and I am glad to have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Hammel. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
September 25, 2013
Mr Hammel will be missed he was a great counseler and brings back many memories from my years at McAuley HS.
September 25, 2013
Our loss is Heaven's gain. He was much loved and some of my fondest memories include him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
September 25, 2013
Mr. H made a difference in so many lives. He will be missed. My heartfelt sympathies to his family.
September 25, 2013
Mr. Hammel was a fun teacher at McAuley! Always had a great attitude and a smile on his face! He will be greatly missed! Sending prayers to him and his family!!!
September 25, 2013
Mr. Hammel was one of my favorite people at McAuley. He will surely be missed.
September 25, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the family. I am a 1974 WHS grad and Mr.Hammel was fantastic. He always had a smile and a hello for everyone. If he ever had a bad day you never knew it. What a pleasure to have known him. Pat "Bunny" Levy
September 25, 2013
Mr. Hammel was my Counselor all through HS at McAuley. He was one of the greatest men I have ever known. He was willing to do anything to help the girls at McAuley and never had a judgmental bone in his body, our lives were definately better having him in it for 4+ years. Our hearts are heavy after hearing this news. Sending lots of Love an Prayers to his family and friends.
September 25, 2013
Our hearts ache for our Dear Mr. H. What a difference he made in all our lives. We shipmates will love and miss him. We thank him for all he was to us.
September 25, 2013

Some of my very best memories from McAuley involve Mr. Hammel; he was a man of great humbleness, kindness, generosity, and care. There was never a time that I passed him in the hall that he didn't say “Hey fellow Hamm!” His passing brings such sadness to my heart. I will be praying for his family and all those lucky enough to have had the pleasure of meeting him. He was truly a man that made a difference in so many peoples lives.
September 25, 2013
As a McAuley grad, I'm sure I speak for many when I say what a wonderful person Mr. Hammel was. He will be missed.
September 25, 2013
Today we will celebrate a life well lived. We will cherish our memories and your awesome life stories forever. You will always live in our hearts and prayers. I love you!!!
September 25, 2013
Mr. Hammel was the best substitute teacher I've ever had. he always brought happiness and put a smile on all of our faces at McAuley. Rest Well Mr. Hammel
September 25, 2013
Ken was a special man. My favorite memories was when he lost a bet to his students and got stud earrings. I thought he looked so handsome but apparently his family didn't agree with me. Ken you will be missed.

I am praying for support and peace to Jeannine and the rest of Ken's family. I will take a walk to Hammel park later today.

The Springers
Glenview Subdivision
September 25, 2013
Our Sincere Sympathy Don and Polly Betz
September 25, 2013
I will always remember Ken by his beautiful artwork in my home. My sincere condolences to you, Jennine.
September 24, 2013
Ken's energy reflected nothing but a beautiful light and love amongst all of us here at The Tradition, and it is obvious how many lives he touched. His shining smile and positive attitude will be truly missed here....I know yo
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