Hamilton, Charles

Charles H. Hamilton, 86, of rural Wauseon died Feb. 22, 2008, at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

He was born March 25, 1921, the son of Hal and Hazel (Sallows) Hamilton.

On Jan. 9, 1943, he married Mary Jane “Jane” Galbraith and she preceded him in death in December 2007.

Mr. Hamilton was a lifelong farmer, raising pure bred Hampshire and Yorkshire hogs. He also served as a Pike Township trustee, a Pike Township  road supervisor and a Pike Township school bus driver.

In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and golf. Mr. Hamilton was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, with service in Korea and Japan. He was a member of the Lyons VFW Post #7574 and a member of the Lyons Odd Fellows Lodge.

He is survived by a son, Richard “Dick” (and Shirley) Hamilton of Wauseon; a daughter, Lou Ann (and Greg) Barnes of Lyons;grandchildren Jill (and Karl) Campbell of Archbold, Lori (and Ted) Puehler of Lyons, Lacy (and Nick) Stambaugh of Lyons, and Clint (and fiancée Marcy Dominique) Barnes of Lyons; and great-grandchildren Mitchell, Madison, Marshall (and Mac) Campbell, Garrett and Zachary Puehler and Cooper Stambaugh.

Preceding him in death were two brothers, Wesley and Franklin Hamilton, and two sisters, Emily Williams and Pearl Miller Holstein Miller.

Funeral services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Monday at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon with the Rev. Floyd Vincent officiating. Interment will follow in the Winameg Cemetery.

Visitation is planned from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Lyons-Royalton Fire and Rescue Department.