Harold Hammond

Resided in Osier, MI
Died March 26, 2008

Lt. Harold Hammond, age 66, of 6385 E. Maple Ridge 37th Road; Rapid River (Osier area) passed away Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 at Marquette General Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Harold was born in Thompsonville, Michigan May 16th, 1941, the son of Shurly and Louisa (Pickering) Hammond and was raised in Thompsonville.

He attended Bensonia, Michigan schools and was a 1959 graduate of the Benzonia High School. Harold later attended Transportation School in Minneapolis, Minnesota and went to work for Delta Airlines stationed in Chicago. He subsequently was transferred with Delta Airlines to San Francisco International Airport as a ground supervisor.

In 1967, Harold was hired by the State of Michigan with the Department of Natural Resources as a conservation officer. He spent 11years as an officer in Rudyard, Michigan and was later promoted to Lieutenant with the Baraga office. Harold was transferred in 1985 to Gaylord where he worked until his retirement in 1993.

Harold Hammond was a devoted 25 year member of the Lion

0 Tributes for “Harold Hammond

    Elaine, it has been such a long time since we have seen each other, but when Dan Robotham brought us the paper from Beulah, I was so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. He was such a good guy in our class and figured I would see so many of you next year at the class reunion, I hope you know you are still welcome. I know it will be hard for you, but please know that we will all be thinking of you and if there is anything that you would like to talk about. Remember girlfriend I know a lot!! Dick and I have been living in Fl. since 85 and have now been retired for about 7 years. I am really proud of all that Harold accomplished and no one is suprised. Love to you Elaine. Alma
    Brandt Haase. 1-941-755-1937 and we will be in Beulah for the summer on June 1st. You do have my complete sympathy along with good memories. Alma

    Alma Brandt Haase
    Bradenton, FL

    Elaine, and family

    So Sorry for your loss, Take Care,

    Jeff, Cheryl, Jeff Jr,and Marnell Patrick
    Rock, MI

    Elaine, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Roger and Marcia (Noffsinger) Beilfuss
    Chase, MI

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Terry & Koni Lindholm
    Iron Mountain, MI

    Dear Elaine

    I was proud to serve with Harold for many years. He started before I did but went to the same recruit school. He was a good leader and friend. You and your family will be in our prayers.

    Gary & Connie Sims
    Lincoln, MI

    Aunt Elaine, Julie & family,

    We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Harold. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Randy, Deanna, Jeremi and Alissa Merrill
    Kentwood, MI

    I remember Harold as a person respected by all. He stood tall among his peers. This man fiercly defended all he knew was right. I was humbled to have had his support. I retired 15 years ago from Benzie County. I was proud to have this Man among my friends, both while working and since.

    Dave Neitzke
    Free Soil, MI

    Dear Elaine and family! You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of Harold. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief.

    Bill & Therese Maycunich, (Retired Sgt.)
    Iron Mountain, MI


    I never had the honor of working for Harold but worked in the District “next door.” Harold was well liked by all who knew him and was always an enjoyale man to spend time with. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Tim Wolf
    Traverse City, MI

    Aunt Elaine, Julie, Randy, Scott, Brad & Kristin,

    We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Harold. He was a special uncle and will be greatly missed. May all the fond memories you have and the wonderful comfort you provided him bring peace to you in the days ahead. Sending our love and wishing we could be there with you. God bless.


    Ingrid, Greg, Trent & Ericka VanderLende
    Rockford, MI

    Harold will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Elaine and Julie & family.

    Dean and Marie Rhodes
    Thompsonville, MI

    We tend to lose contact as the years go by but you have and will continue to be in our prayers! You were a great friend and we share a great deal of memories from Kinross Lake. God bless and know that you are deeply missed.

    Jim & Cathy Flores
    Gladstone, MI

    Mrs. Hammond and family, I am sorry for your loss. I saw and spoke with Lt. Hammond a few times at in service trainings. He seemed like a nice man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Conservation Officer Jim Espinoza
    Ludington, MI

    Thinking of all of you at this time.

    James Jay Bowerman
    Livingston, TX

    Dear Elaine, I was one of the “5 Amigo’s” along with Harold, Brent Willison, Dick Sawken, and Chuck Varner who were all hired in 1967. They took our temperature’s, sent us up to Walter, gave us uniforms, a revolver, ticket books and sent us into the wilderness. Three years later they sent us to recruit school. I already had 10 years with the Department, so I was the only recruit getting longevity pay. We drove Ed Ferguson up the wall, because having been in the field we would question the presenters. We got Ed on the last day of PT by throwing him in a big hole we had dug in the snow.

    I always thought that Harold was a leader and would go far in the LED. I didn’t get to work with Harold that much, you being in the U.P. and me in Big Rapids. I did get to go back up to Gaylord for the Elks hunts because thats where I had started in 1996. You know that C.O.’s like to talk about supervison, well I never heard a discouraging word from his people. He was a man’s man and I’m proud to be one of the Amigo’s who could call him my friend.

    Robert “Bob” Smith
    Big Rapids, MI

    Dear Elaine and family,

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one Harold. May God grant you the needed strenght to help you through this time of great loss. You can feel good about all the TLC you gave Harold over the past many years.

    Our Deepest Sympathy and Prayers,

    Frank and Lucia Pairolero
    Marenisco, MI

    With deepest sympathy, I am sorry for your loss. I am proud to wear the same Uniform that Harold did at one time.

    Wade Hamilton (Supervisor of Special Investigations)
    Traverse City,MI

    Our thoughts and prayer are with all of the Hammond family.

    Chad and Linda Rhodes
    Ft. Walton Beach

    We will all miss Harald. He was a great guy and good boss. Enjoyed talking to Harold at all those spring and fall conservation officer get togethers. He was well respected in the old DNR law Division. I wish I could make the funeral but I will not be back in the U.P. until the first of May.

    Mike Webster, retired C.O.
    Green Valley, AZ

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