Ramon Hamm of Crawfordsville entered his heavenly home Jan. 4th. He was at home with his family.
He was born Jan. 28, 1934 in Kokomo, to Byron and Opal Deckens Hamm.
He and his family moved to Crawfordsville and Mr. Hamm graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1952. In his senior year, he and fellow golfer, Eddie McCallum qualified for the National Junior Golf Tournament. They selected six from each state, so it was quite a feat that two came from Crawfordsville. Mr. Hamm attended Hanover College, where he played football and golf and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He married Rita Scaggs on Feb. 5, 1955. They had four children.
Mr. Hamm was a PGA pro and started his golf career as assistant pro at Crawfordsville Country Club. He then moved to Lafayette Country Club. He landed the head pro job at Frankfort Country Club. He left golf and became an electronics manufacturer representative in Columbus, Ohio. After five years, he returned to golf as head pro and manager of Maplecrest Golf Course in Downers Grove, Ill. He then progressed to a teaching pro position at Briarwood Country Club in Deerfield, Ill. His favorite student was Sara Lee of Sara Lee Bakeries. He took a position with Dunlop Sporting Goods, where his territory was the state of Indiana. During this period, he and his brother, Damon, constructed and operated Turkey Run Golf Course until the mid-80s. Mr. Hamm then became the sales rep for Miracle Recreation Assoc. in Ohio and Indiana, until his retirement in 1997.
During retirement, he enjoyed helping with Jr. golf at Rocky Ridge and his 18 years at his winter home in Winter Haven, Fla. He enjoyed many good times and much golf with his buddy, Don Swarat. He was also a proud member of Woodland Heights Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Hamm of Crawfordsville; daughter, Melinda Scattergood of Crawfordsville; son, David Hamm of Crawfordsville; two brothers, Damon Hamm and Byron Hamm; four grandchildren, Aubrey Thompson, Julie Scattergood, Gregory Scattergood, and David Hamm; and six great-grandchildren, Kya, Ethan, Carter, Mea, Addie and Anna.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ramon “Rusty” Hamm; granddaughter, Sydney Hamm; and two sisters, Velma Ritter and Marjorie Vaughn.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2020 at Woodland Heights Christian Church, led by Pastor Steve Wilke. Family and friends may pay their respects from noon to 2 p.m. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.
Memorial condolences may be made to the Montgomery County Animal Welfare League, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.
Online condolences may be made at: www.BurkhartFH.com.