Donald "Don" R. Hamilton

Born: Fri., Feb. 22, 1946
Died: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Waynesfield, Ohio

Donald "Don" R. Hamilton, 72, died at 5:40 am, Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Lima Memorial Hospital.  He was born February 22, 1946, in Lima, to Richard J. Hamilton and Helen L. (Edwards) Hamilton Braunagel.  They both preceded him in death.

On December 21, 1968, he married Susan Malin, and she survives in Waynesfield.

Don is survived by two daughters, AshLee (Tim) Hamilton McGranor and AuBree (Ryan) Lucas both of Columbus; five grandchildren, Malin, Sylvia, Cyrus, Elliott and Sullivan; and one sister, Kay (Gary) Downing of Columbus Grove.  

He was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Hamilton and one sister, Carol Zeller.

Don was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School, class of 1964 and Bluffton College, class of 1968, with his Bachelor of  Business Administration.  He played football and baseball while at Bluffton College.  Don taught at Hardin Northern, Bluffton and Bath High Schools.  He was a football coach at all three schools, having been the Head Coach at Bluffton, winning the NWC Championship his last year there.  In addition to teaching, he sold Real Estate for Ron Spencer for over 35 years.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima, where he served as an usher for many years.  Don was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed annual fishing trips in Canada for almost 40 years.  He was a proud and loving husband, brother, father and grandfather.  His greatest joy was the love and laughter shared with family and many, many friends.

Services will begin at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, Pastor Megan Croy will officiate with burial to follow in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove.

Friends may call from 2:00-6:00 pm on Friday, December 14, 2018, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bluffton University Athletic Department.

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