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HAMMEL, Ron 81, passed away Friday July 6, 2012, after a long battle of Prostate/Bone Cancer. Ron was a Pioneer in the early days of Hot Rodding and racing. He opened his business 10,000 RPM Speed Equipment in 1964. Ron Hammel was born February 11, 1931, to Leonard and Helen Hammel in Alexandria, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years Betty Jean Hammel (Burchett). Survived by brother Elton Hammel, son Rick Hammel (Kimberly Wickerd), daughter Becky Hammel (Boyd Hollingsworth), three granddaughters he loved dearly, Mikayla Peters, Alexandrea Hammel, and Rebecka Hammel. Special thanks to Francisca Caranza and Tony Alvarado for their loving care of our Father in his last days. Celebration of Life for Ron will be held from 2 p.m. to dark, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the 10,000 RPM Racing Center 42541 6th St. East Lancaster, Calif. A Car Show, Live Music, BBQ and Catered by Lemon Leaf Cafe. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations for burial expenses.

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