Walter L. Hammond, 93, of Lexington, died Monday, May 10, 2010, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, May 15, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at Lexington Christian Church with Pastor Kyron C. BeDunnah officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 14, 2010, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
He was born June 24, 1916, at Lexington to Bert and Ada (Woodward) Hammond.
Walter attended District No. 17 rural school through the 10th grade, then graduated from Lexington High School in 1934. He was united in marriage to Myrene Kincheloe on Sept. 4, 1937 at Downs, Kan. Two children were blessed to this union; Gary and Barbara.
The couple lived their entire married lives on the farm except for ten years when they lived in Lexington. Walter and Myrene were members of Fairhaven Baptist Church until 1996, when they started attending First Christian Church in Lexington, in 2000, the couple became members of the church.
Walter was on the District No. 17 School Board for several years as well as the Farm Bureau Board.
He enjoyed playing cards and his harmonica. He bought his trumpet in 1934 and it was played by the next three generations. He had a great sense of humor and loved to play jokes on family and friends. He dearly loved and enjoyed his family. Every morning when he moved to Plum Creek Care Center Assisted Living he would go to the front office to check the corn price for the day, this just started his day.
Survivors include his son Gary (Barb) Hammond of Lexington; grandchildren, Dick and (Diane) Reed of St. Paul, Peggy (Dan) Griffin of Elba, Penny (Howard) Beck of St. Paul, Pam (John) Baxa of Grand Island, Jolynn Stinehagen of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Ken (Rhonda) Hammond of Lexington, Janna (Bruce) Eberle of Grand Island, Chris (Kevin) Jenn of Amherst and Charlene Hollister of Grand Island; 24 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruth Miller and Rachal McKeag; one brother, Warren Hammond; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Dick Reed; and one great-grandson, Jesse Hughes.
Memorials are suggested to Lexington Christian Church or the donor’s choice.
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Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.