Chesterton Tribune

William Dale Hamilton dies at 63

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William Dale Hamilton, of Crossville, Tenn., formerly of Chesterton, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at Cumberland Medical Center, Crossville, Tenn. He was 63.

He was born May 14, 1945 in Gary, the son of the late Dale William Hamilton and Ruth E. (Martin) Hamilton, of Chesterton.

On June 8, 1996 in Gatlinburg, Tenn., he married Mary Katherine “Kate” Flaherty, who survives.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Hamilton of Crossville, Tenn.; his mother Ruth of Chesterton; sons, Timothy (Petra) Hamilton, of Hawthorn Woods, Ill.; Darren Hamilton, of Loveland, Ohio and Erik Hamilton, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a step-son, Neil Ford of Portland, Org.; step-daughter, Alison (Robert) Nicksic, of Chicago; two brothers, Richard (Loa) Doane, of Georgetown, Texas and Robert (Katherine) Hamilton, of Chesterton; a sister, Susan (Richard) Willard, of Portage.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dale William Hamilton and his beloved friend Susan Hugus.

Bill was retired from Mid-West Steel, where he was a Millwright with 39 years of service. He was a member of United Steel Workers of America Local #6103. He was an avid golfer and member of Fairfield Glade Golfing Community. A Corvette enthusiast, he loved nature and wildlife and enjoyed hiking the mountains of Tenn.

Funeral services, Pastor Cathy Allison officiating, will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St. Chesterton. Cremation will follow at Calvary Crematory, Portage.

The family will receive friends Monday, Feb. 2 from 3 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society or to the American Cancer Society.

For information, please call White-Love Funeral Home, 926-1309. 

Posted 2/2/2009