Daniel J. Hammerstein
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Daniel J. Hammerstein
  • August 18, 1939 - March 3, 2017
  • Yoder, Indiana

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Daniel Hammerstein, 77, of rural Yoder passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017. He was born on August 18, 1939 in Springfield, Ohio, a son of the late Paul and Hazel (Brown) Hammerstein. He worked at International Harvester (Navistar) and later at Hires Auto Parts from where he retired. He was a huge NASCAR fan. He enjoyed yardwork, working on cars and boats, basically anything mechanical. Surviving family include his wife, Judy Hammerstein; daughter, Laurie (Matt) Kemp; son, Chris (Petra) Hammerstein; grandson, Dieter Hammerstein; brother, John (Sandra) Hammerstein; and sister, Jennifer (Bill) Sorg. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his granddaughter, Kerstin Hammerstein. Graveside services will be 2:30 pm on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 6600 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne. A gathering of friends and family will be from 12:00 - 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cancer Services of NE Indiana or Visiting Nurse.