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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS
Saturday February 26th, 2022
9:00am - 10:00am

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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS
Saturday February 26th, 2022

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Janice C. Hamilton

Hudson, SD: Janice C. Hamilton, 84, of Hudson, South Dakota, passed away following a brief illness on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 26, at 10:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS, of Hawarden, Iowa with Rev. Joshua Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery of Hawarden. Visitation, with the family present, will be held prior to the funeral from 9-10 AM at the church. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS. Porter Funeral Home of Hawarden is assisting the family with arrangements. The service will be livestreamed on the Trinity Lutheran Church Facebook page.


   Janice Charlene (Zimmerman) Hamilton, daughter of William and Arlene (Webert) Zimmerman, was born August 28, 1937 at Ireton, Iowa. Janice lived on a farm near Ireton and later moved to Hawarden, Iowa. She graduated from Hawarden High School. On May 25, 1959, Janice was united in marriage with Richard Hamilton. They made their home in Hawarden until 1961 when they moved to their farm near Hudson, South Dakota.


   Janice worked at Central Cafe, The Telephone Company in Hawarden, The Bistro, and K-Products. Janice, known to her family as “Farm Grandma”, loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and baking. Janice made the best ham balls, banana bread, and chocolate chip cookies. At Christmas she would make her “million dollar” fudge for everyone. Janice also enjoyed gardening; she grew the biggest onions and potatoes. One of her favorite past times was watching & feeding the birds; her favorite was the Red Cardinal. Janice was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden.


   Janice is survived by her three children, Tamara (Chris) Lewis, David Hamilton and Mark Hamilton all of Hudson; two grandchildren, Josh Lewis and his wife Amanda, and Cory Lewis, both of Hudson; three great grandchildren, Jayco, Jayden, and Ayvah Lewis; brother, Bill Zimmerman of Phoenix, Arizona; two sisters, Pat (Mark) DeSutter of Hawarden and Karon (Chuck) Tiltrum of Aurora, South Dakota; brother-in-law, John Schmitz of Arlington, South Dakota; and many nieces and nephews.


   Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Hamilton; infant daughter, Kimberly; parents, William and Arlene Zimmerman; and two sisters, Sharon Schmitz and Marilyn Zimmerman.

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Janice she was such a kind & caring person . She was my Sunday School teacher .

Susan TenNapel Mar 13 2022 7:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Janice Hamilton

Someone very blessed to have known Janice! Feb 25 2022 12:12 AM

So sorry to the Family for your Precious Loss!!!Janice was a wonderful Woman, Janice was my Sunday school Teacher and I have always felt a special bond, From Her smiles, kindness And all of her Words That have made this world a Much more Special place !!The many many times Janice would come in to The Avalaunch where I worked the counter I Had the pleasure of HER BEAUTIFUL SMILE!!! Heaven Holds promises of Us All together. I am Praying For The Family , May God Bless Each And Every one of you. Teressa L.Driesen.

teressaldriesen@gmailcom Feb 22 2022 8:34 PM

Such great memories of Janice. Always a smile and so so kind. I just loved her simplistic way of life and her devoted love for family. Say hello to Sharon and Marilyn for me, Janice!

Wanda Dixon Feb 22 2022 2:27 PM

Tammy,Chris and Family
Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Janice was a very special lady who will be greatly missed.

Jean Bertram Feb 22 2022 10:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janice Hamilton

Joyce Boerma Feb 21 2022 2:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Janice Hamilton

Teresa McPherson Feb 21 2022 1:54 PM

Tammy and family---Just wanted you to know we were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a special lady. Visits with Janice left me with a smile and feeling like I had just talked to my mom. Always kind and caring. She will be so missed and we were all lucky to have known her. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.

Ron and Jody Jansen and family Feb 21 2022 1:07 PM

Tammy, Dave, and Mark, We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was so friendly and kind and would often come up to us after church to talk to Jerry about the gardens (especially the onions). We will miss seeing her in church and talking with her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jerry and Sharon Wakeman Feb 21 2022 11:45 AM

Sorry to here of your loss. Janice was a sweetie.

Denise Harry Feb 20 2022 10:05 AM

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