Melvin Lester Hamilton, 79, of Greeley, Colo., passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at the North Colorado Medical Center.
Melvin was born Sept. 20, 1932 to Robert Cecil and Edith Irene (Grahm) Hamilton in Davenport. He was raised in the Eldridge and Princeton, Iowa areas. Melvin joined the army in 1955 and was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas and North Germany. In 1957 he was honorably discharged. He married Marlene L Schroeder on April 14, 1956, in Davenport. They farmed in Princeton, McCausland and resided in Big Rock, Iowa, until moving in 1980 to Greeley, Colo. where they owned and operated Triple H Farms with their son, Mark.
Melvin attended the Kersey Community Church and also continued his membership with St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Wheatland, Iowa. Melvin loved farming and enjoyed raising cattle, poultry and reading his many farm magazines. He was known as having a good work ethic. He had a big heart and enjoyed helping people.
He is survived by his sons, Mark Hamilton, Greeley, Colo. and MelAllen (Kelli) Hamilton, Lowden, Iowa, daughters, Marlo Hamilton, Greeley, Colo. and Melinda (Don) Loloff. Kersey, Colo.,his brother, Ronald (Joann) Hamilton, Princeton, Iowa, and 2 twin sisters, Joan Walker, Des Moines, and Jean (Woodrow) Nolan, Mobile, Ala., a sister-in-law, Dehila Schroeder.Tama, brother-in-law,Calvin Schroeder, Tama, four grandchildren, Cole, Ryan (Mariah Thurston), Paige, and Seth Hamilton, and a great-grandchild, Bella Hamilton. Melvin was also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Hamilton, his parents, Cecil and Edith Hamilton, and a son, Monte Hamilton.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Kersey Community Church in Kersey, Colo. All friends and family may gather for a graveside service with military honors on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the St. Paul's Cemetery in Wheatland, Iowa at 11 a.m. A luncheon will be served immediately following the service at St. Paul's UCC in Wheatland.
Memorials may be made to the Melvin Hamilton Memorial Fund or the Kersey Community Church.
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