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Frank L. Hammelman

October 7, 1942 - September 7, 2023

Frank L. Hammelman Frank L. Hammelman
    October 14, 2023 | 9;30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    1145 N. 5th Avenue
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • October 14, 2023 | 11:00 A.M.
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    1145 N. 5th Avenue
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location

Frank Hammelman, age 80, of Geneva, passed away on September 7, 2023, at Delnor Community Hospital.

He was born October 7,1942, in Sterling, lL to Raymond and lola (nee Bennett) Hammelman in Sterling,11. He graduated from Rock Falls High School and Northern Illinois University where he earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education. He began teaching in the Somonauk School district in 1964. He moved to the Yorkville school district in 1966 where he taught high school band and began the district orchestra program which is still in existence today.

In 1970, he met his future wife, Virginia, when she moved to Yorkville to teach first grade. They married in 1971. He left teaching in 1979 and began a career in sales, first in Portage, Michigan, and later in St. Charles. He started his own company, Cardinal Services, in 1992.

Frank began playing the trumpet at the age of 10 and continued playing for 60 years, performing throughout the area as an adult. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he helped start the Bethlehem Brass, a group that played festival Sundays in the church but also played for other events and donated all the proceeds to charity.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Gini), sons, Eric (Janet) of Chicago and Mark (Mary) of Washington, IL; three grandchildren, Megan, Emma, and Ryan, a sister Rita of Palmer, Texas, as well as cousins and niece and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 14 at 11:00 A.M. at Bethlehem LutheranChurch,1145 N. 5th Ave. (Route 25), St. Charles. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made out to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.1145 N. 5th Ave. St. Charles, Illinois 60174. Burial will be private

For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home 630-584-0060.


Michele Riley Willis from Hampshire, IL

"My sincere condolences to the family. Mr. Hammelman (who was often referred to as Uncle Frank by those of us who were lucky enough to have him as a teacher/band conductor/choral conductor - something I'm sure he was well aware of) encouraged any to learn more and strive to be better."

Cynthia Fox from Raleigh , IL

"You were a wonderful teacher and will be greatly missed."

Mary Lynn Pasteur from St. Charles, IL

"So sorry for your loss! Sending you hugs!"

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"All prayers and positive thoughts to the family. I met. Frank is a very young man in the playmakers big band. He was an inspiration as a trumpet player and Izzy kind a good person. Had the pleasure of knowing he and his family, and the great pleasure of sharing time in the classroom teaching their two sons. Godspeed, Frank… I’m sure you’ve got your Horn out leading the session. Love to the family… Ben and Michele"

Toniolo Family from Saint Charles, IL

"To the Hammelman Family, May your hearts be assured that the Lord walks with each of you to bring comfort, peace and Love.Eternal peace be yours, Frank, and may your Family feel your never ending Love now and forever.With sympathy and prayers, John, Linda, Jacob and Matthew"

Odun and Gbenga Oketona from Bolingbrook , IL

"It was a great delight to have known Frank. We know that his family will especially miss him. His love for the Lord and service is an inspiration, leaving us a beautiful legacy. May the Lord comfort Gini, the children, grandchildren, and all who mourn his passing. We will meet again in the presence of our Lord Jesus."

Tiffany Jendrzejczyk from Sanibel , FL

"My sincere condolences to you Ginny and your family. Tiffany"

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