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John T. Hamel
April 1, 1950 - May 5, 2021
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John “Jack” T. Hamel, 71, passed away May 5, 2021 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. Jack was born April 1, 1950 in Lima to the late Harold and Jeanette (Ricker) Hamel. On December 9, 1972 he married Rebecca Walls Hamel who survives.
Jack was a 1968 graduate of Ft. Jennings High School. He graduated from Nashville Auto & Diesel College and then he received his bachelor’s degree in vocational education from the University of Toledo. Jack was an instructor at UNOH where he help start the welding program. After retirement, he was driving semi for Niese Trucking, Ottawa. He enjoyed working on his Model “T”, riding his motorcycle, his firearms and was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Jack was a member of the Gold Wing Road Rider’s Association – Lima and was a faithful member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Columbus Grove.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Hamel of Columbus Grove; two daughters, Christina (Chad) Dunlap of Columbus Grove, Nicole (Steve) Goedde of Columbus Grove; five grandchildren, Marissa (Ryan) Heckel, Malerie Baldazo, Brayden Dunlap, Jarid Goedde, Ashli Goedde; two great-grandchildren, Vanessa and Liam Heckel; four brothers, Don Hamel of Shaker Hts., Bob (Barb) Hamel of Ft. Jennings, Mike (Jean) Hamel of Glandorf, Jim Hamel of Middlepoint and four sisters, Ann Hamel of Indianapolis, Doris (Mike) Nichols of Ft. Jennings, Sandy (Tri) Vo of Columbus and Betty Pascal of Columbus.
There will be no service at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services – Bluffton is honored to be providing services to Jack’s family.