Mr. Hammel retired from Oliver C. Joseph after 43 years as an automobile mechanic, parts manager, and service manager. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists, Local 313. He was a lifetime member of Belleville Elks Lodge BPOE 481. Floyd was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed boating at the Lake of the Ozarks.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Grace, nee Terragrossa, Hammel, whom he married on July 4, 1941, and who died on January 22, 2009; a son, James E. Hammel; his parents, Edward and Mary, nee Nowotny, Hammel; three brothers, Clifford Hammel, Harvey Siegler, and LeRoy Siegler; and two sisters, Hilda Athmer and Leona Stafford.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara J. (Ted Jr.) Castello of Belleville, IL;
and Linda S. (Gary) Weber of Belleville, IL;
four grandchildren, T.J. (Erin) Castello of Atlanta, GA,
Anne (Chris) Jensen of Denver, CO,
Mari (Tyler) Johnson of Denver, CO,
and Beth Vaughn of Texas;
four great-grandchildren, Sofia Lucille Castello, Everett Floyd Jensen,
Amelia Grace Jensen, and Brandon Vaughn;
good friend and neighbor, Gene Schoenborn;
and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Memorial may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Signal Hill Education Foundation. Condolences may be expressed online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, August 3, 2015, at the funeral home with Msgr. William McGhee officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
Linda my deepest sympathy.
Vicki Goersch, Hecker, IL, 62248
Barb, Deepest sympathy to your family over the loss of your dad. The Wayne Scher Family
Christie Scher, Belleville, Il., 62223