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Leonard D. Hamlin

March 6, 1933 — March 23, 2017


Leonard Dean Hamlin, 84, passed away March 23, 2017, at home in Ocean Park. He was born on the family farm in Holabird, South Dakota, March 6, 1933, to Wallace and Elsie Hamlin.

He graduated from Highmore High School in 1951 and moved to Edmonds, WA in 1952. Leonard joined the Army in March of 1953, and he served as a Sergeant in Korea.

August 29, 1953, Leonard married Eunice (Mickie) Mikkelsen in Holabird, SD. Their marriage was blessed with a house full of daughters. Through the years, Leonard provided for his family by working at Alcoa Aluminum, Apex Sanitation, crab fishing, Wolf Electric, and Central Service before starting his own business, Hamlin Refrigeration & Appliance, in 1981. Upon retiring in 1998, they made their home in Ocean Park, WA.

Leonard was a dedicated, loving family man. He was a kind, generous soul and a faithful Christian. He enjoyed his daily walks, ice cream, volunteering at church and the Senior Center, researching the family history and being a self-taught computer expert. He was an avid Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Seahawks fan.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eunice, at home; Daughters: Debra Hamrick, Ocean Park, WA; Judith (Peter) Keo, Portland, OR; Donna Hamlin, Portland, OR; Jane (Corky) Cruzan, Vancouver, WA; Elissa Cardenas, Ocean Park, WA; and Linda (Mike) Haines, Portland, OR; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; Brother, Richard Hamlin; Sister, Elaine (Les) Ashdown, Sister-in-Law, Leona Hamlin, all of Highmore, SD; Sister-in-Law, Ruth Hamlin, Arlington, WA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many more that called him Papa.

Leonard was preceded in death by both parents, brothers Wayne and Myron (Jack), son-in-law Fernan Cardenas, sister-in-law Isabelle Hamlin, brother-in-law Fred Hale, nephews Pat Hale and Michael Kalstrom, niece Cindy Voleck.

 A vewing will be held friday april 7, from 6 to 8 pm at Pentilla's chapel by the sea in Long Beach, WA. Services will be held April 8, 2017 at 1:00pm at Peninsula Baptist Church, 23802 Pacific Hwy 103 in Ocean Park, WA. Reception will follow at Dunes Bible Camp.

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