Richard “Dick” E. Hampshire, 78, of Fremont, OH passed away on June 5, 2015 at his home. He was born on September 26, 1936 in Fremont, OH the son of Frank and Marian (Hausman) Hampshire. Dick was a 1954 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. He served in the US Navy during the Cold War from 1956 to 1959 aboard the USS Basilone.
Dick married Clara Omlor Chalet on May 26, 1989 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and she survives. He was a tool and die maker at Union Carbide/Eveready Battery for 34 years until he retired in 1997.
Dick was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, American Legion and a life member of the V.F.W. Post 2947. He enjoyed boating, fishing and working in his repair shop. Dick loved to spend time in Michigan and the North East United States. He also loved spending time with his family.
Dick is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Claire Hampshire, Fremont; step-children, Lisa (Chris Sims) Mitten, Fremont and Anthony (Ya) Chalet, Houston, TX; siblings, James (Nelore) Hampshire, Pemberville, Gloria (Kenneth) Root, Lindsey, Carolyn McClure, and Marilyn Hampshire both of Fremont; step-grandchildren, Christopher (Ashley) Meadows, Bradley (Nicole Albright) Mitten, Brian Mitten, Leah (Jake) Mussay, Lauren and Steven Chalet; step-children from a previous marriage, Bonnie Hickman, Bobbi, Bill and Robby Rakes .
He was preceded in death by his parents and step-granddaughter, Emily Mitten.
Visitation: Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1011 W. State St., Fremont, OH with Fr. Michael Zacharias officiating.
Burial: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Fremont with military honors provided by the American Legion and V.F.W.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish or Hospice of ProMedica Memorial Hospital
Online Condolences: www.whhfh.com