Donald I. Hamilton

Donald Ivan Hamilton, age 87, of Philip, formerly of Mitchell, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Memorial services were held Friday, July 2, at the Philip Nursing Home, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Graveside services were at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Springview, NE, with Pastor Howard Dixon officiating. Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Ivan Hamilton was born April 13, 1917, at Springview, NE, one of five children born to Charles and Jessie (Jewett) Hamilton. He grew up on the family farm north of Springview, and attended rural elementary school in that area. As a young man, he worked on various farms, and enjoyed working with horses.

Donald was united in marriage to Dorothy Millard on July 23, 1938, at Winner, SD, and to this union were born four children. The following year they moved to Kilgore, NE, returning to Springview in 1940. They continued to live in Springview until 1960 when they moved to Kadoka, SD, where Don worked at Jeff’s Truck Stop for 13 years. His wife, Dorothy, preceded him in death on October 23, 1968.

He was united in marriage to Alma Quiver-Standing Soldier on May 5, 1973, and to this union were born five children. They moved to Fulton, SD, where Don worked on various farms. He retired and moved to Meadow-lawn Apartments in Mitchell, SD. In 2002, he moved to the Philip Nursing Home, where he has since resided.

Survivors include his children, Lois Lurz of Hot Springs, Lila Whidby and her husband, Bruce, of Kadoka, Lyle Hamilton and his wife, Clair, of Norfolk, NE, Lola Hulce and her husband, Ron, of Philip, Cheryl Bissell of Sioux Falls, Nathan Hamilton of Hibbing, MN, Lela Hamilton of Sioux Falls, Leta Hilton of Summerville, SC, and Donna Hamilton of Worthington, MN; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda Swan of Kadoka and Marjorie Jeffords of Rapid City; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his first wife, Dorothy (Millard) Hamilton, and his second wife, Alma (Quiver-Standing Soldier) Hamilton, Don was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jeri Prater; a great-grandson, Joshua Hanson; his parents; and two brothers, Joyce Allen and Merle Eugene Hamilton.

A memorial is established.