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Thelma Hamilton

June 17, 1919 — March 19, 2015

Thelma Irene Hamilton, 95, longtime resident of Hancock, Wisconsin, moved to San Antonio, Texas to reside with her son and daughter-law. Later she was at Sterling House Assisted Living, and most recently resided at Silverstone Private Home Care, where she passed away on March 19, 2015.

She was born June 17, 1919 in the town of Plainfield, Waushara County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Bert Delos Monroe and Flossie Irene Shippee Monroe. Thelma graduated from Plainfield High School, where she was involved in many activities included playing the clarinet in the band. She later played in the Hancock Community band with Chester Hamilton as well as Chester's grandfather, and which was directed by Chester's father, Frank B. Hamilton.

She married Chester Frederick Hamilton on Sept. 14, 1937 at her family country home in the town of Plainfield. He preceded her in death on August 4, 1996. After their marriage, she and Chester resided in the house that Chester's grandfather, A. S. Hamilton had built. They worked in the A. S. Hamilton & Son family furniture and general store and, in addition, had a funeral business in Hancock and Coloma. Thelma received an Advanced Mortuary Studies certificate from the Dodge Institute. She was a member of the United Church of Christ and longtime member of the Modern Woodmen of America.

She is survived by her one son, Franklin D. Hamilton and daughter-in-law, Sylvia; 5 grandchildren: Naomi N. Flanagan, Joyce J. Calhoun (Shane), Kent L. Hamilton (Laura), Lanita L. Alonzo, and Dawn M. Hamilton; 15 great grand- children; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

An evening Funeral Service for family and friends will be held at the Schertz Funeral Home, Schertz, Texas on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hancock Village Cemetery, Hancock, Wisconsin, under the direction of Leikness Funeral Home, Wautoma, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be given to the Hancock Fire Department.

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