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Robert E. "Bob" Hamilton

August 9, 1945 — April 20, 2015

Robert E. "Bob" Hamilton, age 69 of St. Peter, died on Monday, April 20, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter with burial at Resurrection Cemetery, St. Peter. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Friday at St. Peter Funeral Home - Klein Chapel with a Masonic Service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday. Born August 9, 1945 in Omaha, Nebraska to Dwain and Marjoline (Meyer) Hamilton. A 1963 graduate of Omaha North High School and graduated from the University of Minnesota, Department of Mortuary Science in 1968. On December 14, 1968 he married Janet McKay in Hopkins, Minnesota. Served one year internship in Sidney, Nebraska at the Gehrig Funeral Home. Worked the next three years in Omaha for the Roeder Mortuary. Began employment at the Klein Funeral Home in St. Peter, Minnesota in July of 1972. Founded St. Peter Funeral Service in the fall of 1997, along with a partner bought the Klein Funeral Home in December of 2001 and founded St. Peter Funeral Home-Klein Chapel. Bob was a Minnesota certified eye enucleator, attended MFDA sponsored Disaster Training (FBI training), plus numerous awareness sessions through the Boy Scouts of America. Was a member of First Lutheran Church, St. Peter Lions Club, past Scoutmaster for BSA Troop 58, past Order of the Arrow Lodge Adviser, served as an adviser on the Nicollet County Disaster Committee, past drive chairman for the St. Peter United Way, has taught gun safety to the youth for the St. Peter Police Department and the Nicollet Conservation Club, past member of the St. Peter U.S. Postal Customer Advisory Council, the Friends of St. Peter Hospice Advisory Committee, and co-chaired the St. Peter Hospice Banquet. A member of Masonic Lodge #54, member of Ivanhoe Commandery #31. Also a member of St. Peter Red Men Lodge having held several offices in both Masons and the Red Men. Bob was an avid photographer, having numerous photos published nation wide; enjoyed most all outdoor sports, with the greatest interest in camping. He enjoyed collecting pocket watches, with an extensive collection of American Waltham watches. Surviving is his wife Janet, son Jason; sister Joleen and her husband Ron Meyer of Orchard, Nebraska; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law.
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