Frank R. HammondJuly 13, 2017
Frank R. Hammond, age 75 of Haw River, NC formerly of West Bend and Appleton, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Frank was born on December 8, 1941 in Fort Knox, KY to Howard and Helen (nee Hanson) Hammond and was raised in San Jose, California. The family moved to Hartford where Frank graduated from Hartford High School in 1960 and continued on to proudly serve in the US Army in the 82nd Airborne division. Frank married LuAnn (Schmitt) in Hartford later moving to West Bend. Frank was in sales and distribution of packaging supplies and moved to Appleton in 1988, where he was the owner/operator of Fox Valley Tapes and Packaging. He met Cynthia “Cindy” (nee Borchert formerly of Jackson) in Appleton and they were married on June 6, 1998. After Frank’s retirement ten years ago, the couple moved to North Carolina.
As a loving father, Frank took pride in raising his sons in West Bend where he was a Scout Master, Little League coach, and active member in the community. Frank’s family was very important to him. He loved traveling which included taking road trips throughout the United States. Frank also enjoyed researching the genealogy of his family and traveled to many places to aid in those discoveries.
Frank was a member of the Fayetteville Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Assoc., American Legion, Mayflower Society, America’s First Families, SAR (Son’s of American Revolution), Son of GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) in WI, current member of Elon Community Church UCC of Elon, NC, past member of First Congregational UCC of Appleton, and St. Frances Cabrini of West Bend.
Those Frank leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife Cindy; sons Scott (Kelli) of Pittsboro, NC, Steven (Heather) of Sheboygan Falls; granddaughters Carolyn, Natalie, Elizabeth, Madeleine, and Grace. He is further survived by his brother John (Denise) of Perth Australia, other relatives, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm at Elon Community Church (271 N. Williamson Ave, Elon, NC 27244) on Sunday August 6, 2017 with Rev. Randy Orwig presiding. Franks family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Sunday, August 6 following the service. Please see funeral home website for full notice.
Memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
As a two year lung cancer survivor, we extend a very special thank you to Dr. Janak Choksi and staff at Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. In addition, we would like to thank the staff at the Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay for the compassionate care they provided to Frank and his family.