Richard Lee HAMMEL

Age 66 ~ Of Harlowton, MT Passed away peacefully at his home on December 8, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Richard's positive attitude never wavered during his long battle with cancer. He retired from Xcel Energy where he worked at the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant near Red Wing, MN. Richard & Karen moved from South St. Paul, MN to Harlowton following his retirement from Xcel Energy in March of 2013. Richard served in the Montana National Guard from 1965 to retiring as a Major in 1987. He received two Meritorious Service Medals for outstanding service while a member of the Montana National Guard. He is survived by his wife Karen of Harlowton; two sons Brent (Shawna) of Billings, MT and Brooks (Lisa) of Park City, MT; grandchildren Cody, Sydney, Seth and Lane Hammel and Trenton Paluch; one sister Carol Albini of Waterbury, CT; one brother Don (Donna) of Billings, MT; aunt and uncle Alice and Chester Skilbred of Harlowton, MT; mother-in-law Doris Finstad of Thief River Falls, MN; sisters-in-law Dorothy Finstad of Thief River Falls, MN and Darlene (Ken) Rhoden of Algonquin, IL; brothers-in-law Terry Finstad of Tigard, OR and Wendell (Shelly) Finstad of Rock Springs, WY; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Richard Lee Hammel were held December 13, 2013 in Harlowton. Friends are asked to make memorials to the United Hospital Foundation of St. Paul, MN or the and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036.

Funeral Home

Perkins Funeral Home - Harlowton
211 N Central Aveune  Harlowton, MT 59036
(406) 632-5833

Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 13, 2013