Rory Hammond


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Posted Online: April 01, 2013, 7:53 pm
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Rory D. Hammond, 60, of Moline, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in his residence.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline. Burial will be at Miles Cemetery, Miles, Iowa, at a later date. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Riverside United Methodist Church or a favorite charity.
Rory Duane Hammond was born Sept. 26, 1952, in Clinton, Iowa, to Donald and Wanda Kelley Hammond. He married Kathy Carper, on Dec. 26, 1987. She preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 1996.
He was maintenance manager for Valley View Apartments for the past two years and previously was a farm manager in Maryland for 18 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking and working with his hands.
Rory is survived by his mother, Wanda Hammond, East Moline; sisters, Roxanne Gustaveson and her husband, Craig, Iowa City, Iowa, and Robin Kroymann and her husband, Jim, Clinton, Iowa; a brother, Michael Hammond and his wife, Susan Dibble, Arlington, Mass.; several nieces and nephews; and his friend, Cathy Sorensen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy; his father, Donald Hammond; and his brother, Mark Hammond.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.












 



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