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Dean Hammond

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Dean E. Hammond, age 78 of Nashua, Iowa died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Waverly Health Center. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday May 26, 2017, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home - Olson Chapel in Nashua with Rev. John Tunnicliff presiding. Inurnment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Nashua. Friends may greet the family 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday May 25, 2017, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home - Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday. Dean Earl Hammond was born December 2, 1938, in rural Nashua, IA, the son of Gale and Alta (Rottink) Hammond. He was a graduate of Nashua High School in 1957. During his high school years, Dean worked with his brother, John, at a local fix-it shop repairing various items. Dean took a position with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company working as a lineman for several years in the Hampton area. Dean worked for a couple of years in road construction before he began working for Hydrotile in Nashua. He also farmed while working for Hydrotile. On December 4, 1971, Dean was united in marriage to Diane LaBounty at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple began milking cows and farming together. After several years of operating a large herd, Dean and the family moved south of Nashua where they downsized their milking operation. At this time Dean started a shoe store and repair business and also built tarps for semi trailers. He was a true handyman and could fix or repair just about anything. Dean had a passion for antique Case tractors, and spent time on the county board of Trustees. They also built their current home with the help of family and friends. Dean's biggest joy was time spent with his family. Dean is survived by his wife of 45 years, Diane; three sons, Bruce (Jolene) Hammond of Charles City, IA, Jeff (Becki) Berends of Nashua, IA, Joel (Lisa) Berends of Nashua, IA; three daughters, Valerie (David) Rhodus of Lawler, IA, Laura (David) Murphy of Ionia, IA, Amy (Luke) Hammond of Nashua, IA; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Twilla Meyer of Tiffin, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Roger Hammond; sister, Gardys Hammond.

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  1. Gale, Josh, Mike, Mark so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are will all of you in this difficult time

  2. Thank you Terri. I’ve been in a fog all day and I can’t seem to shake it. Doesn’t seem real.

  3. Diane and family, my sympathy to you and your family. Dean and you were such good friends to my folks, I know Dad and Dean have some catching up to do for sure!!! Treasure your memories, Jim and I are thinking of you and in our prayers.

  4. Words can still not describe how deeply saddened we are to hear of the loss of Dean. May the whole family know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Deepest sympathy to your family. I loved coming to the shoe shop and B.S. ing with him. He was a character.

  6. Diane and family, Phyllis and I were deeply saddened when we heard that Dean had passed. He was always a helpful and generous person. he will be greatly missed.

  7. Dean was such a talker. I met him years ago getting all my work boots from him. Loved going in the shoe shop. He could B.S. with the best of them! Prayers for the family. Barb Richter and Gary Taylor


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