Eileen Ruth Hamilton, 85 of Humboldt passed away September 5, 2016 at Paula Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday September 10 at Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt. The Rev. Christy Ehrle and the Rev. Brent Hamilton will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.
Those surviving Eileen include her husband, Larry of Humboldt; sons, Lee (Mary) Hamilton of Humboldt, Michael (Maggie) Hamilton of Kona, HI, Bruce (Janet) Hamilton of Sioux Falls, SD; daughter, LuAnn (Al) Lockwood of Clear Lake; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren (with one on the way), and 2 great-great-grandchildren (with one more on the way). Preceding Eileen in death were her parents, daughter Linda, and sister Beverly.
Eileen Ruth Bissey was born January 8, 1931 in Hampton, Iowa, the second of three children born to Raymond and Irene (Markley) Bissey. She grew up on a farm north of Iowa Falls. Eileen was the “boy that Grandpa never had”, because she did farm chores and tended the Belgian horses. She also worked at the skating rink in Iowa Falls. Eileen graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1950. On June 1, 1950 she united in marriage with Larry Hamilton, and they made their home in Popejoy for the next 7 years. During this time the couple’s 5 children were born. In 1958 they moved to Humboldt making their home on their farm down by the river. Eileen loved living on the farm.
Eileen was a remarkable woman in many ways. She worked at many jobs throughout the community once her children were in school. She was an accomplished cook, fried chicken was a specialty. She played several musical instruments by ear. Eileen loved birds, flowers, and rocks. Above all things, she loved children; most of all her own descendants, but she loved all children. She enjoyed driving a school bus for kindergartners. Eileen was member of Faith United Methodist Church, and for many years was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. People of all ages loved Eileen and will miss her.
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