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Milford Hammel -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- The funeral for Milford Hammel will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin, with the Rev. Andrew Lindahl officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Lutheran Cemetery in Oakland, Minn.

Mr. Hammel, 74, of Rochester, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 2005) in Rochester after a brief illness with cancer.

He was born and reared in Sioux City, Iowa. He served in the Iowa Air National Guard and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University in Ames. He was an engineer and worked at Rockwell North American, where he worked on the B1 and B70 bombers, NASA's Apollo spacecraft, and the Space Shuttle. In his retirement, he enjoyed watching sports, doing crossword puzzles and going on regular walks to join his friends at McDonald's.

Survivors include a sister, Lorrayne Krupicka of Austin.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

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Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin and an hour before the service Monday at the church.

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