Obituary for Katherine Hamilton

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Katherine Hamilton

December 2, 1924 - December 3, 2017

Katherine Hamilton, 93, of Hamilton Twp., Van Buren County, MI., passed away on Sunday, December 03, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, 119 E. Delaware St., Decatur, MI. Burial will follow at Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton Twp. Friends may visit from 6-8 PM on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Newell Chapel, 83313 M-51, Decatur, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or VFW National Home for Children. Those wishing to send a condolence or sign the guest book online may do so at
Katherine was born on December 2, 1924 in Fairgrove, MI. On September 13, 1941 she married Orville Jay Hamilton, Sr. in Dowagiac, MI. Katherine was an accomplished artist, crafter and seamstress. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and the First Presbyterian Church.
Katherine is survived by her children, Orville Jay (Mari) Hamilton, Jr., Fred (Janelle) Hamilton, David Hamilton, Joyce Damico, Kathleen (Bob) Wriska, Karen (Doug) Nauth and Janice Hamilton; sister, Eva Goodrich; sister-in-law, Martha Hamilton; twenty-three grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and seven great great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Sr.; parents, Martin and Magdalena (Leitheim) Gaborik; son-in-law, Frank Damico; seven brothers, two brother-in-law’s and one granddaughter.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Newell Chapel


83313 M-51
Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Service Information

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017

First Presbyterian Church


119 E. Delawayre St
Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017

Hamilton Township Cemetery


Decatur, Michigan 49045

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or VFW National Home for Children.


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Born: December 2, 1924
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Condolences for Katherine Hamilton

Kaye Blough posted on 12/7/17

So very sorry for your loss she was a beautiful person and friend may God give you comfort and peace knowing that she is at a better place and has left you such beautiful memories Love to all Dan & Kaye Blough


Jill Spriggs posted on 12/6/17

Dear Hamilton Family, So sad for your mom's passing, she was a terrific lady and it was always so special to visit you all on the farm in my younger days. Still the Hamilton Family was the best neighbors we had in Benton Harbor and ever. And that is TRUE! Sending my kind thoughts, warm hugs, and many prayers. You each hang on to the great memories of Mom, and I know there are so many, she was a remarkable women for sure! God's Blessings to you all, Old Neighbor across Main St in BH, Jill Genung Spriggs Take care!