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Robert "Bob" D Hamilton

April 11, 1934 — July 30, 2021

Robert Dale Hamilton was born on April 11, 1934, in Palisade, Nebraska, to Mary E. (Butler) and Orval O. Hamilton. As a young boy, Bob grew up in Wauneta and attended grade school and Wauneta High School. On May 13, 1956, Bob married Clara Jean Maddux and the couple settled in Wauneta where they raised their two sons Doug and David. Bob was inducted into the US Army on June 6, 1956 and served honorably being discharged on June 5, 1958.
Returning to Wauneta, Bob was an auto mechanic and a part of Hamilton Chrysler. He also farmed near Wauneta and enjoyed fishing, hunting, taking care of his farm animals and riding motorcycles. He especially loved spending time with his family.
Bob was a member of the Wauneta Fire Department and Wauneta Gun Club. He was also a Boy Scout Leader.
Bob passed away, Friday evening, July 30, 2021, at the Wauneta Care and Therapy Center .He was 87 years of age.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Orval Hamilton, In-laws Cecil and Mabel Maddux, wife Clara in 2020, brothers Ray and Rodney Hamilton, daughter-in-law Kathy Hamilton and great-grandson Caleb Robert Gibbs.

Survivors include:
Sons: Doug Hamilton of Alliance, NE.
David Hamilton and wife Tina of Wauneta, NE.
9 Grandchildren: Toby (Tracey) Hamilton, Jeff (Brandi) Hamilton, Kayla (Chris) Cielocha, Justin (Holly) Hamilton, Jenny (Bryan) Gibbs, Shelby Brennan, Megan Brennan, Lorenzo Cavanaugh, Cheyenne Cavanaugh and Dennis Cavanaugh.
11 Great-grandchildren: Mason, Elena, parker, Maren, Brayden, Brylee, Kaitlynn, Audrey, Alicyn, Jase and Camren.
Brother: Marvin (Joni) Hamilton of Wauneta, NE.
Brother: Richard (Cheryl) Hamilton.
Sister-in-law: Lela Hamilton of Wauneta, NE.
Sister-in-law: Joan Maddux of Wauneta, NE.
Sister-in-law: Lorraine Hannah of Stratton, NE.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday morning, August 4, 2021 10:00 A.M. (MT) at the Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta (Full Military Honors) with Pastor Elias Munkindia officiating.
Visitation will be held Tuesday afternoon, August 3, 2021, 2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. (MT) at Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta.
Memorials in Bob’s memory have been suggested to the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department and the Wauneta Senior Center.
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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Liewer Funeral Home - Wauneta

75 East Wichita Street, Wauneta, NE 69045

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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