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