Franklin J. Hammond - 82

1/30/1934 - 10/3/2016

Leaf River, IL

Franklin J. Hammond, age 82, of Leaf River passed away at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. He was born on January 30, 1934 in Isabel, South Dakota to Dorcey and Carolyn (Pogany) Hammond. He is a graduate of Leaf River High School. Frank married Fern Westerman on November 27, 1957. He spent many years as a volunteer firefighter for Leaf River Volunteer Fire Department. Frank previoulsy was on the Leaf River Village Board. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking. Frank is survived by his loving wife Fern of Leaf River; children, Kelly (Steve) Truckenbrod of Lake Villa, IL, Mindy (Keith) Morgan of Erie, IL, Pat Hammond of Oregon, IL, and Mona (Roger) Best of Rockford, IL; brothers, Bill Hammond of Leaf River and Bob (Linda) Hammond of Davis Junction; grandchildren, Tiffany Truckenbrod, Bobby Truckenbrod, Sammy (Matt) Wolf, and Sydney Morgan; great grandchildren, Landon and Lilly; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and sisters, Carolyn Hammond and Charlotte Taylor. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday October 6, 2016 at Farrell Holland Funeral Home, Byron preceded by a visitation beginning at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lightsville Cemetery in Leaf River. In lieu of flowers memorials are established for the Leaf River Fire Department.

Visitation:

10:00 - 11:00 AM Thursday Oct. 6, 2016 Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Byron

Service:

11:00 AM Thursday Oct. 6, 2016 Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Byron

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