Michael William Hamm

November 28, 1950 ~ June 30, 2020 (age 69)


Michael William Hamm, 69 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at his home following a sudden illness.

He was born November 28, 1950, in Ashtabula, Ohio.  Michael was raised in Amherst graduating from Marion L. Steele High School in Amherst  with the class of 1969.  

He was employed at Invacare Corporation in Elyria for thirty-eight years before retiring in 2009 as a Supervisor in the maintenance department. Michael treasured taking annual trips with his family to Canada to the family cabin where he loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed his vacations to North Carolina.  Michael was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Most of all He loved spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include  his sons Matthew Hamm of Wakeman, Jacob Hamm of Amherst; his father William F. Hamm of Worthington; his grandchildren Connor Hamm and Mason Hamm; as well as his siblings Terry Hamm of Westerville and Betsy Bass of Worthington.

He was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Pallenbarg; and his mother Harriett Hamm (nee: Carlson).

Public visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday afternoon and evening by reservation at or by calling 440-988-4451, at Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, Ohio.  Limited public funeral for family and friends will be held Wednesday by reservation at Hempel Funeral Home. PUBLIC LIVE STREAMING of the funeral service will be available at on Wednesday at 9:00 selecting the live stream tab to gain access.  Rebroadcasting of services will also be available at  

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