Donald Hamilton

Donald Eugene Hamilton 79 of Gordon Neb. passed away January 18, 2023. 

Don was born on August 4, 1943 to Ray and Arline Hamilton in Minneapolis, MN. He spent his first 14 years in the Alma Ne area, then the family moved to Colorado where he met his future wife, Leona Champlin, in 1958. Don graduated from Montrose High school in Montrose Co. in 1962. 

From the age of 13 he spent his summers at his Grandpa Oliver’s ranch near Ellsworth Ne. 

Don and Leona were married in 1963 and went on to have 2 children, Sloan (Colleen) Hamilton, and Laura(Scott Berndt). They were blessed with 3 grandsons, Nolan(Olaire)Hamilton, Tucker(Rebecca Harris), and Zane Hamilton. 

Don was drafted to the Army in 1965, and served in Vietnam, from 1966 to 1967. He was honorably discharged in 1967. 

Don and Leona lived the last 42 years ranching on part of the old Oliver home place. 

In 2014 they retired and moved to Gordon, where Don enjoyed riding his Harley, cleaning his many fire arms, and spending time with his Rottweiler. 

Don was preceeded in death by his father Ray and his mother Arline. He is survived by his wife, 2 children and spouces, 3 grandsons and spouses, and 2 great granddaughters, Finley Noelle and Olaya Don.

Don was affectionately known to many, as simply Pa.  

Services will be announced at a later date.

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