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Donald Harry Hammond, age 61, of Gowen, passed away early Sunday morning, December 18, 2011 at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. The son of Harry Donald & Marjorie (Slicker) Hammond, he was born on May 27, 1950 in Greenville. On August 7, 1971, in Greenville, he married Teresa Mae Sisson and together they enjoyed 40 years of marriage.

In 2005, Don retired from the former Gibson Refrigerator Company after 31 years of service and had been a member of U.A.W. Local 137. Don enjoyed horses, hunting, and was always willing to help his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by his parents-in-law, Ervin C. & Celia Mae Sisson; by a son, Christopher Lee Hammond on Jan. 15, 2002; by a nephew, Dylan Charles Blum in 1993; and by a great niece, Jadelyne Schenden in 2006.

Surviving are his wife, Teresa Hammond of Gowen; a son and two daughters-in-law, Donald Harry II & Leslie Hammond of Greenville, and Brandy Hammond, and her fiancé© Adam Forrester, of Trufant; four grandchildren, Christopher Lee Hammond II, Ashley Marie Hammond, Dakota Charles Hammond, and Morgan Forrester; his “adopted” grandchildren, T.J. Deveraux and Layla Dean; a sister, Catherine & Roger Hausler of Boyne Falls; two brothers, Walter & Catherine Hammond of Trufant, and George Hammond of Greenville; siblings-in-law, Rosemary & Ed Landers of Morrison, Tennessee, Wendy & Scott Hunt of Stanton, and Annette & Terry Blum of Stanton; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where envelopes for memorial contributions for the family’s wishes will be available. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Greenville Community Church, 6596 S. Vining Road, Greenville, with the Rev. Joel Heron officiating.

A luncheon will follow and burial will take place privately at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Don’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Anonymous on December 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Posted by: Pollianna Mills

    Uncle Don,
    You are very missed at my house. Grandma and Grandpa both miss you so much even though they don’t like to admit it sometimes. Aunt Teresa hurts inside more than anyone but she knows that you are not suffering anymore and that you are now with god and he is taking good care of you and making your life (death) better than you ever imagined. I love you and we all miss you so much. We hope to see you again someday soon. Good bye :)

    Posted by: Keith and Theresa Edwards

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We have known you for awhile. You are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by many.

    Posted by: MARY JENSEN

    My Dearest Teresa,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. May God’s love and strengh help you through this most difficult time…
    Love mary Jensen

    Posted by: Judy (Petersen) Reusser
    Teresa and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Family will keep you strong.

    Posted by: Sheri Blake

    I feel as though I’ve known you and Don forever. I can’t imagine the pain you’re feeling right now. I do know that you are one of the strongest, most lovable women I know. Surround yourself with family, friends and your faith at this time. Love you so much!

    Posted by: Terry Blum ( Brother in Law )
    I want to say to Don I will miss you terribly, even though we didn’t always see a lot of each other when we did we loved to talk.You and I had a lot of the same weird sense of humor so we always got along great. I knew you were very ill and had not felt good for a long time and I can greatly appreciate that as you were always concerned about me as well. I love you and please don’t cause too big of a rucus along with Chris in heaven before I get there too.
    Teresa it will hurt for a long time and I can’t even imagine how you deal with things, loosing your Son (Christpher)first and you and Don both found it in your hearts to be good, loving people. A lot of people would have become angry and bitter but not you guys, you became even more loving and giving, taking in almost strangers and helping them at their worst times. You are a strong woman and will heal and just remember Don is with Chris now and happy. I love you dearly..

    Posted by: Cal & Karen Northrup
    Sorry to hear of the loss of Don. Our thoughts and Prayers to you and your family.

    Cal & Karen Northrup

    Posted by: Todd And Angela Devereaux

    you have been such a huge part of our lives.. we will miss u so much…you have always been like my husband todd 2nd family…you were always there for me with open arms ..i am very glad to know that you are with Chris now.. I know that you have been patiently waiting… we love you always

    Posted by: McCord and Kristina Tyler
    Posted by: Glen and Kathy Voorhees

    Sorry to hear of the loss of Don Our thoughts and Prayers to u and your family

    Posted by: Michelle Wise Yager

    I am so sorry for your loss Teresa. I will be praying for you and your family at this very difficult time.

    Posted by: Amy Davis

    Oh Teresa, God blessed you with 40 years together which gave you many memories to hold close from this day forward. Remember all the good times and let go of any bad. Your entire family will be in my prayers. Allow God to comfort you as he has before.

    Posted by: randy and rita pentoney
    may we both give you our condolences don was a great neighbor and friend may god bless your family

    Posted by: lil vinton

    teresa my love and prayers are with you and your family!

    Posted by: John & Roxene Bacon

    Heaven is a place of celebration with the arrival of Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family Teresa. May God keep a steady hand on your shoulders. We love you.

    Posted by: Heather Swarts

    Sending my love and prayers to all of you. Don was a wonderful guy and will be missed.


    Heather Swarts

    Posted by: Diane Moore and Kenny Baldwin

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. We liked Don very much he was a very nice guy. God Bless and he is now being held in arms of Jesus.

    Posted by: The Worthington Family

    Sorry for your loss You are all in our thoughts and prayers

    Posted by: Tammy Bell

    Teresa and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
    Love You all!

    Posted by: Brandy Hammond

    Never in my life have i met people with such big hearts.And to be a part of this family for me is such a blessing.I was 15 yrs old when i first met Don and Teresa and married their son and gave them them their first grandchild..And they have treated me like their daughter since 1995 ,I am going to miss our talks we would have and him calling my phone at any time day or night just to say will always be in my heart and i will always think of you like a father..

    Posted by: Linda McKelvey- Dr. Danielsky
    My thoughts and prayers are with….

    Posted by: Steve & Gwen Spry

    Our upmost sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers for all of you may you feel Gods arms of love holding you through this time of sorrow.

    Posted by: Jeff & Ginny Hubbard
    Teresa and family, we are so sorry for your loss we are here for you, your family is in our prayers we love you.

    Posted by: Sheila Smith & Harold Haight

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Teresa.

    Posted by: Char Bathurst

    Teresa and family, It is sad to think about losing someone, but it is even harder to lose them around Christmas. Take heart in knowing that Don is celebrating Christmas in heaven with Jesus, who is the real reason for the season. My thoughts arnd prayers go out to all of you. Love you!

    Posted by: Jim & Jacki Cloud

    Teresa, we are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    Posted by: Elzada Harris

    Treasa and family,
    So sorry to hear of your lost. God will guide u through your ruff times , just rely on him for strength. You will be in my prayers. May god give you your strength and comfort .

    Posted by: Kathy Pollock Merritt
    Teresa, Donnie and family,

    I soo shocked and saddened to learn of Don’s passing. I am sending prayers and hugs to you all. May God Bless you during this most difficult time. Much love to you.


    Posted by: Al and Cathy Zeigler

    Teresa, so sorry to hear of your loss, you and your family are in our prayers.

    Posted by: Clair Tuin

    I am sorry for your loss Teresa, I will be praying for you and your family in this time of sorrow. May God wrap his arms around you and guide you through this time of sorrow.

    Posted by: Barbara (Dakin) McCallister

    Teresa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    Posted by: Kennetta Lemon
    Dear Teresa and family; have received word about Don which overwhelms me with sadness. His friendliness and passion for life and the outdoors was always so evident. I remember him taking me on the 4-wheeler to show the property and the deer stands. Bless you all. Kennetta

    Posted by: Kathy Miller

    Teresa, I am so sorry for your loss. Just know that you have my thoughts and prayers and may God bless you and your family. Nothing but love!!

    Posted by: Doreen and Kim Akkerhuis
    Teresa, We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and sustain you during this difficult time.

    Posted by: Sandy Enness (formerly Beck)
    Deepest Sympathy to you Teresa, and children! Think on all the wonderful memories you have been given with Don. Don (Dad) is celebrating in Heaven now with Jesus this Christmas who loves us all!


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