Eldon H. Hambel

October 20, 1927 ‒ September 01, 2018

Westerville, Ohio

Eldon H. Hambel, 90, residing in Westerville passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 20, 1927 in Columbus, Ohio the only son of the late Eldon & Esther (Mason) Hambel Sr.

He met and would later marry the love of his life Louise Gease. They both attended Christ Presbyterian Church in Columbus, and were active at Gillie Senior Recreation Center in Columbus, where they enjoyed Square dancing, line dancing, and listening to country music. He was a huge fan of the late Movie star “John Wayne” and loved to watch his movies.

Eldon worked as a construction manager for Perma-Stone in Columbus before he retired after 45 years with the company.

Eldon and Louise enjoyed riding their motorcycle with friends across the country, always known for their coordinating attire while they were riding. They enjoyed traveling to such places as Branson, Missouri; and through Amish country, and vacationing most winters down in Fort Myers, Florida.

Left to cherish his memory are son Dennis (Jennie) Hambel; daughter Tamara Louise Ortiz; grandchildren Chad (Sommer) Tucker, and Nicole Hambel; great grandchildren Griffin, Riley, and Ollie; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Louise Hambel, and sister Ellen Funk.

Eldon can only be described as amazing, and humorous, who took great pride in his family. Those who knew Eldon the best surely have a couple “Think About It” cards that they received from him, which were sayings, or quotes that made you think things through. He was also known for his “kisses” that he gave to everyone as well (the Hershey Chocolate kind).

A celebration of Eldon’s life, and gathering of friends will take place 1:00- 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018 at BRIO Tuscan Grille, Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43240, in the event room.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards a charity of the donor’s choosing.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The DeVore- Snyder Funeral Home is Sunbury is honored to serve the Hambel Family.

  • I feel like I know Mr. Hambel! That smile radiates joy and kindness. Your family has so many wonderful memories and stories to tell. God has surely shined on you all. Xoxo Jackie Beard

  • Eldon, oh how I will miss our phones calls and reminiscing about all the good times we have shared. Our many trips with you and Louise, my friend Lois , to Branson. How you and Louise got me involved in square dancing; such wonderful memories. You were always good for a good joke. Rest in peace my friend, love you and Louise so very much. Bev.

  • Jennie and Family: what an amazing soul of a man! My condolences and thoughts go out to you!

    Sumer, Nathan, Cogan and Rachel Murton

  • My parents lived down the hall from Eldon and I had the pleasure of riding in the elevator with Eldon several times. A true gentleman, always dressed in his had and western gear – a true cowboy/gentleman. The first time I met him, I came up behind him and asked if I could push him to the elevator, and although I caught him off guard, we walked down the hall and rode in the elevator and to the dining room. We had a very nice discussion. He was a nice courteous man. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May he rest in peace.

    Susan Hord

  • One of my favorite memories was riding on the back his Harley going to a motorcycle race. That and watching him and uncle Paul laying the block for his garage. His sense of humor he had giving out his joke cards to everyone. I will miss him. We have lost most of our family in the past several years. My heart is sadden for Dennis and his whole family.

  • Dennis and Tamara on behalf of myself and your dad’s family at Christ Presbyterian Church, let me first extend our prayers and love to the entire family on this day when One Great Man will be remembered. Let me assure you not a day goes by when I am in my church office, that I do not come across one or more of the sayings of “hope” and love your dad gave me whenever we were together. These are not only reminders of your dad but inspirational moments that will keep him alive forever in my life. Be assured these memories are just as assured for your mom as there is not a bake sale or dinner when her gifts and talents are not again cherished. To a person we know your loss, but cannot help but celebrate the new life they share together again. I will be listening for the motorcycles of heaven to be on a joyous ride really soon. Blessings and Love. Pam Patterson, Pastor, Christ Presbyterian Church.

  • I will miss Uncle Eldon’s great big hugs and all of his jokes. I have wonderful memories of Louise and Eldon. Rest In Peace.

  • Job well done Mr. Eldon. Your family certainly has a host of fond memories to lean on. Those memories are what keep us as we mourn the loss of our loved ones presence. ❤

  • To the entired family of Eldon Hambel. I am sending my deepest condolences. I am truly going to miss my cowboy, his jokes, smile, dancing partner & his good sense of humor. Suga