Michael O. Hamilton, age 65, of New Baden, passed away Sunday, January 11 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services for 65 year old Michael O. Hamilton will be Thursday, January 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Trenton. Burial with full military honors will be in Trenton Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Trenton or to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Moss Funeral Home in Trenton is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hamilton was born November 20, 1949 in Washington, PA to Stanley and Rebekah (Ames) Hamilton; they preceded him in death.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan Lintzenich; a brother, Stephen Hamilton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ben C. and Eleanor (Schmidt) Harpstrite; and a brother-in-law, James Harpstrite.
He married Janice Harpstrite-Zeller on December 4, 1993 at First United Methodist Church in Trenton; she survives in New Baden.
Also surviving are his daughters, Ashley Hamilton of Denver, CO and Dawn Lintzenich of Breese, IL; 3 grandchildren, Aidan Hamilton, Mikaela and Caleb Lintzenich; siblings, Tim (Vicki) Hamilton of Virginia and Rebekah (Norma Jackson) Hamilton of Texas; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barbara Hamilton of New Orleans, LA, Karen (Mike) Riley, Cheryl (Rick) Parkin, and Janine (Ed) Wuebbles all of New Baden; an uncle, Howard (Jackie Rickert) Harpstrite of Trenton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mike was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1974-1981. He then worked as a Contract Specialist, retiring from the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization at Scott Air Force Base, IL and worked as an election judge in Clinton County. He enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, and especially hiking in the mountains. Mike also enjoyed history and researching the Civil War.
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