• Date Of Birth: April 9, 1929
  • Date Of Death: December 12, 2016
  • State: Montana

Howard Duane Hamilton, 87, of Whitefish passed away December 12, 2016 at his home in Whitefish surrounded by those he loved dearly.

Howard was born April 9, 1929 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to Paul and Edna Hamilton

He graduated from Flathead in 1947

He enjoyed working, gold mining, camping, fishing, flying aircraft, as well as snowmobiling with his family and friends. Howard also enjoyed attending equipment auctions.

Howard met Elaine Betty Drake in Kalispell and they married on Feb 2, 1952 in National City, CA.

Howard proudly served as a US Marine in Korea and received a purple heart during his service.

After moving to Whitefish in the late 50’s he owned and operated the Whitefish Block Shop. 60 years later he was still the active owner/operator of Hamilton Sand and Gravel.

He was a Master Mason with the Whitefish Lodge #64, Scottish Rite, Butte Shrine Club and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose

Howard is preceded in death by his wife Elaine and his parents.

Howard is survived by Brenda Banning and husband Tom of Whitefish, Mike Hamilton and wife Judy of Columbia Falls, Julie Hamilton and husband Richard Sproul of Columbia Falls and Mark Hamilton of Columbia Falls. Howard was proud of his 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great- grandchildren. Howard is also survived by his very special companion Colleen McGillis, longtime best friends Bob Mack, Phyllis Sprunger and Jerry Wier as well as close friends and loyal employees Ron Oens and Cheryl Charlton and many other close friends.

As his friend Bob said “I would like to think that Howard is with Elaine again, but knowing him, he has to

held 11am May 13, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church • 5150 River Lakes Parkway, Whitefish, MT 59937. Urn

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