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Jim Hamilton Creston

Published: Friday, March 15, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013 11:57 a.m. CDT

Jim Hamilton, 78, of Creston died March 13, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St. The Rev. Paul Vandevender will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery with military honors by Theodore J. Martens VFW Post No. 1797. Open visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday with family present 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in Jim’s name. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

James Stephen Hamilton, son of Anna Elvira (Bjork) and Leon Ray Hamilton, was born April 13, 1934, in Bedford.

Jim graduated from Bedford High School in 1952.

On April 19, 1956, Jim married Rosalie Mary Nevill in Clearfield.

Jim served in the United States Army from April 1956 until March 1958. After his discharge, Jim reunited with his wife who was living in Creston.

Jim lived in Creston most of his adult life. He was a southsider for more than 50 years.

Jim worked various jobs and for various factories. He also worked as a carpenter building houses and remodeling homes; for the lumber division of Farmers Coop for several years; and helped in the construction of Southwestern Community College. He was employed by SWCC in various capacities. Jim worked for Vanmark for many years and retired from there at age 62. After retirement, he started Jim’s Lawn Care.

Jim is survived by his wife Rosalie Hamilton of Creston; daughters, Lori (John) Hays and Christi (Dr. Richard) Byerly, all of Creston; son Steve (Candy) Hamilton of Creston; grandchildren, Miranda Hays, Samantha (Brandon) Whitfield, Jason and Josh Merboth, Dustin (Amanda) Hamilton and Kassie Hamilton; great-granddaughter Alissa Hays; former son-in-law Rupert Stanley of Price, Utah; brother Ed (Delonna) Hamilton of Creston; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Joni Stanley; and sisters, Loretta Edwards and Betty Bradley.

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