Peter L. “Pete” Hemmerling

July 4, 2015

Peter L. “Pete” Hemmerling 57  passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was born on October 4, 1957 in Frankfort to Frank & Helen (Hill) Hemmerling.  Pete married Cheryl E. Young on September 22, 1986 and she survives.  Pete was a 911 Communications Officer with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.  He had previously worked for Tippecanoe County and the Frankfort Fire and Police Departments.  A lifelong Clinton County resident, he graduated from Frankfort High School in 1975.  His memberships included St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frankfort. Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the Archer Weston Funeral Home and Cremation Center. The Rosary service will begin at 3:30 Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Clinton County Boys and Girls Club or St. Mary’s Church. Online condolences may be made at

Survived by:

Wife: Cheryl Hemmerling of Rural Frankfort, Mother: Helen Hemmerling of Frankfort, 4 Sons: Jerry Hemmerling of Clovis, NM, Nathan (Wife-Ottoma) Hemmerling of Monticello, Jesse Hemmerling of Frankfort, P. J. Hemmerling of Rural Frankfort, 1 Daughter: Erin (Husband-Kevin) Eikenberry of Camden, 2 Sisters: Susan Foresman of West Lafayette, Cathy Hemmerling of Frankfort, Sister in Law: Bonnie Hemmerling of Frankfort. 6 Grandchildren also survive.

Preceded by:

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Hemmerling.


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28 Condolences for “Peter L. “Pete” Hemmerling”

  1. Sam Sortor July 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    My heart is broken with the loss of my buddy Pete. My thoughts are with Cheryl and the kids at this difficult spot in life. May they take comfort in knowing he is at rest. I will always smile big when I think of the fun we had working together. There is no other like him. Heart of Gold! Good journey my friend.

  2. Nancy Werner July 5, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Pete was a wonderful man & friend of mine. So Sorry to hear of his passing, But we all know he is now with his Heavenly Father. To the family of Pete, my sympathy.

  3. Teresa & Steve Beckett July 5, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    So sorry to hear this very sad news. What a rough year this has been for your family. Know that Pete was loved by so many family & friends. Praying for your family. My Mom (Jo Little) will be calling you soon Aunt Helen to offer her condolences.

  4. Suilon Benjamin July 6, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Dear Cheryl & Family,
    My heartfelt sympathy to you & your family… I will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers & be there for rosary & mass & lunch… I have the fondest memories of you two at St Mary’s and your beautiful Gosple Music you made together, his humor, your hospitality at Old Mill and of course all the SVF good times… What a hard worker he was for the Knights & our church…I even bought the ole blue Chevy from his Dad 🙂 Blessed to have known him… God Bless, Suilon

  5. Anne & Greg McCune July 6, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Cheryl and family – I know you miss Pete very much, just as we do. So many happy memories – don’t let go of the memories. We will miss his smile, laughter and singing! Keeping you all in our prayers!! Love, Anne & Greg

  6. Gene Saulmom July 6, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Pete was not only a good friend but a good man…

  7. Scott, Kathy & Mary July 6, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Dear Hemmerling family, May God be with you during this time of great sorrow.
    We will miss Pete so much he was like a brother. Just as you Cheryl will always be my Sister.
    Your whole family means so much to us.. St. Mary’s will never be the same.
    Love & Prayers!

  8. Chuck White July 6, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Such sad times, my son Ben and I will miss going by the camper on the golf cart yelling “Hey Pete”, so enjoyed working with him and our conversations at the campground. To his family goes our deepest sympathy.

    The Whites

  9. Susan (Daly) Gerber July 6, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Dear Cheryl and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Pete was a good man and the world is a sadder place without him in it. God’s got him now. May He grant your loved one peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.
    May God grant you all peace as well!

  10. Reid Knapp July 6, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Sorry to hear about Pete, a great guy and a good friend.

  11. Robin Allen July 6, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Please accept our condolences. Your family (blood and badge) are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mississippi Highway Patrol-Troop J
    Hattiesburg, MS

  12. Chaplain Harold Baumer July 6, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss. May God keep near and comfort the family.

  13. Anna Phelps July 6, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    My heart is broken. Pete was one of a kind to work with. He always talked about you Cheryl and the kids and grandkids. He made me laugh and loved to give me a hard time. I will always remember the fun times we had when I would work and how he would just start singing! Fly High Pete you are no longer in pain! We will take it from here! Catch a big one up in Heaven.

  14. Susan Kinney July 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Cheryl my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was so proud of all of you. I always enjoyed joking with him when I called dispatch. He will missed always. May the wonderful memories and love of friends and family sustain you. With love.


  15. daniel and rita huffer July 6, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    We regret the loss of your husband and life companion. Much love and prayers your way.

  16. Nancy Williams July 6, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Cheryl and family
    So sorry for your loss, my heart aches for you and believe me I know the heart ache you are going thru. I said last night that now Neil and Pete are singing together again! They both enjoyed singing so much and will always remember Pete saying Neil’s social security number only had 3 digits because he was so old! We have to hang on to those wonderful memories. Prayers for all with love.

  17. Vicki R. Cope July 6, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I didn’t get to know Pete like my co-workers have because I’ve been with the BCSO Communications only 3 1/2 months, and I have worked only one full shift with him but it was the most enjoyable I must say; he made me laugh and I knew at that point I was fortunate to be on the same team with him. And in passing at shift change he made a special point to wish me a good day every time before he left. My time with him was unfortunately way too brief and I’m sure I missed out on learning much from him in my future with the department. He will always have a special place in my heart and at the console with me.

  18. Chris Warren Osting July 6, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    So, so sorry for your loss.Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

  19. Frankie & Dorcas L Crider July 6, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Cheryl & Family,
    We will miss Pete at OMR. A very good neighbor. I can see him coming around the camper looking for Poko!
    She was over visiting Gordy & RJ! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Memories are forever and
    you will always have them when you think of Pete!! God be with all of you now and forever,

  20. Kathy Jackson July 6, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I m so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my prayers. I was Jerry first grade teacher.

  21. Brian Guiducci July 7, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Pete’s voice had a comforting tone. He helped me through one of the hardest days of my life and I’m thankful that he was on the other end of the line to get me through it. He was always good for a laugh on the phone or radio. I will miss him deeply. Rest easy my friend, you will always be in my thoughts.

  22. Steve & Beth Keeney July 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Dear Cheryl and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Pete. What a nice man he was. We know you have
    fond memories of him which will be with you always. We know he is with his Heavenly Father now and loved
    ones who have gone on ahead of him. Prayers for peace to you and your family.

  23. Mary Kay Baker and Bill Ferrel July 7, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    We were so heart broken when we heard the news of Pete. This is never easy to understand. Letting you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry!

    Bill Ferrel and family’s

  24. Greg Finch July 8, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I wish to express my condolences to Pete’s family and friends knowing that words can never take away the pain of such loss. I was a classmate and friend of Steve’s, and if you were a friend of Steve’s you had to like Pete, too. It was a package deal, two brothers, both sadly taken too early. Through the pages of Facebook we are able to reacquaint with long-ago friends who are now adults—but both Steve and Pete never lost the sense of humor and self-awareness that they had when we were kids. Good young men, good grown men, good people. My thoughts and prayers are for their family and I smile knowing the brothers are together again.

  25. LARRY AND RITA BARNETT July 8, 2015 at 4:38 pm


  26. Denise Scofield July 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Cheryl and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Pete. What nice guy. God Bless all of you during this difficult time.

  27. Pete and Trish Downs July 9, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of your Pete. We’ll always remember him fondly and feel lucky that we had the pleasure of knowing him. Pete will be very much missed. Gods blessings to your family.

  28. William Davey August 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    I wish to send my condolences too you and your family. He was always agreat guy. Thank- you for the time we were given with him

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