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Robert W. Hamilton

November 2, 1923 — February 27, 2018

Robert "Bob" Watson Hamilton, 94, of Mason City, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.

A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Monday, March 19, 2018, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 100 1st St NE, with Pastor Chuck Kelsey officiating.

Inurnment will take place in the First Congregational United Church of Christ Columbarium.

Memorials may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ.

Robert Watson Hamilton was born November 2, 1923 at Montevideo, Minnesota to Alice May Daman and Harry Lee Hamilton. “Bob” Hamilton was the youngest of five children. Bob married Ardyth Jane Yokie on June 29, 1950. They raised three children, Sarah Ann, Scott Harry and Paul Robert Hamilton.

Bob and Ardyth Hamilton moved to Mason City in 1951. They were faithful members of the First Congregational Church where Bob served as treasurer, sang in the church choir and presented numerous vocal solos for worship. Bob worked as a wholesale lumber distributor from his home office.

Bob was President of the Mason City Country Club in 1968. He won the Mason City Amateur Club Golf Championship in 1969. Bob, Ardyth and Paul moved to La Quinta, California in 1974. Bob lived there until Ardyth passed awat in 2003. Bob moved back to Mason City in 2005 and lived at the Willows Retirement Village for several years.

Bob is survived by one son, Paul R. Hamilton, and his wife, Wilma; two grandsons, Dennis and Matthew Hepperly; and three great-grandchildren, Braydon, Kenedy and Maverick Hepperly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ardyth; his daughter, Sarah Hepperly; son, Scott Hamilton; a grandson, Kevin Hepperly; and four brothers and sisters.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

First Congregational United Church of Christ

100 1st St. N.E., Mason City, IA 50401

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