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John Hamilton
November 14, 1948 - June 3, 2019

John Hamilton, 70, of Oelwein passed away on Monday June 3, 2019 at MercyOne Hospital in Oelwein.  A celebration of John’s life will be held at the American Legion in Oelwein on Friday June 7, 2019, beginning with a social hour from 3-4 PM and memorial services will begin at 4:00 PM.  Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 9 Honor Guard.  Memorials may be directed to the family or The American Cancer Society, Hope House of Iowa City and the Wounded Warrior Project.

John Edward Hamilton was born in Oelwein on November 14, 1948 to parents Dale and Eleanor (Leyendecker) Hamilton.  He graduated from Oelwein High School with the class of 1967.  John served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War where he earned the distinguished Bronze Star Medal for his valor.  John was employed with Donaldson Company in Oelwein, retiring after 35 years.  He then was employed at Rockwell Automation in Sumner for 12 years.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 9 of Oelwein.  John gave as generously in death, as he did in life, by donating through the Iowa Donor Network.

Left to celebrate John’s life is his companion of 20 years, Kathy Wetherbee of Oelwein; his children: Jacob Hamilton of Hudson, Lucas Hamilton of Cedar Rapids and Josie Morgan of Salina, KS; his grandchildren: Grace Morgan, Brynn Morgan and Jessie Wolinsky; his siblings: Billie (John) Mrzlak of Waterloo, Jim (Patty) Hamilton of Wichita, KS, Jerry (Barb) Hamilton of Marshalltown, Tom (Connie) Hamilton of Littleton, Mike (Carol) Hamilton of Oelwein, Robert (Deb) Hamilton of Hazleton and Susie (Jeff) Huntley of Denver; his many nieces and nephews; his step-children: Mandy (Jamie) Logan of Oelwein and Christopher Fox of Oelwein; his step-grandchildren: Madison (Josh), MaKayla, Drake and Dayton Logan.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Barb West; and siblings Gayle Marie, Mary and Earl in infancy.  


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Margaret Hastings on June 14, 2019 at 5:33 PM said:

Sorry to hear about John passing. Thoughts band prayers are being sent your way.
Jim and Alice Stanek on June 9, 2019 at 12:40 PM said:

Sorry for your loss.
Kathy (Kringlen) Moser on June 7, 2019 at 3:30 PM said:

So sorry to hear of John's passing. Our family has known the Hamilton's for many years. I babysat for his kids when they were little. He'll be missed for sure.
Robin and Bill Rosenstiel on June 7, 2019 at 7:36 AM said:

Sending along our deepest sympathy to Kathy,Family and All the Hamilton Families,Rest In Peace,John
Pete Greco on June 7, 2019 at 5:04 AM said:

So sorry to hear about John, sympathy to his family.
John Pirillo on June 6, 2019 at 5:41 PM said:

My deepest condolences to the entire family.
Anonymous on June 6, 2019 at 3:19 PM said:

Deepest sympathy to Kathy and to the extended Hamilton family. Joe Schneider
Carol Wilkinson on June 6, 2019 at 3:10 PM said:

So very sorry to hear of John's passing. God be
With you Kathy and all of John's family during this
difficult time. God be with you.
Jim Tafolla on June 6, 2019 at 12:13 PM said:

With Deepest Sympathy to Kathy and the entire Hamilton Family. John, thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.
Jeanie holthaus benac on June 6, 2019 at 11:20 AM said:

Remember yu fondly...RIP...thank yu 4 your service...cgkfg4
Debbie Bliss Miller on June 6, 2019 at 7:45 AM said:

Thoughts and prayers to the Hamilton family. I babysat for Jacob and Josie when they were little ones. John worked at Donaldson with my dad, Pete Bliss. He was a great guy!
Josie Morgan on June 6, 2019 at 7:38 AM said:

Not sure what I can possibly say. Don't think it's registered with me yet. I've always loved my Dad and I am so thankful the last message between us he told me he would love me always and I said the same. I wish I could be there for the memorial but I am sending lots of love. Condolences to my family. Rest easy Daddy.
Lyle and Nancy Miller on June 6, 2019 at 6:09 AM said:

Sincere condolences-good, fun guy-we'll all miss him
Carol Keyser on June 6, 2019 at 5:59 AM said:

Sending prayers to the family. Thank you for your service.
Cathy Martin on June 5, 2019 at 9:48 PM said:

Thanks for your service. My sympathy to Kathy and John’s family.
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