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Maxine Hamilton

August 15, 2018
Estherville News

Maxine (Donovan) Hamilton was born March 18, 1924 in Estherville, Iowa, to Guy Mathew and Katherine Kennedy Donovan.

Maxine was the second of three children born to Guy and Katherine.

She had an older brother Edwin, and a younger sister Mary Kay. She attended Estherville High School, and graduated from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, with a Dietitian's degree. Maxine married William Wilson Hamilton (Bill) in September of 1946. Bill preceded Maxine in death, having passed away on April 21, 2000. Maxine is survived by six children, Michael, Timothy, Maun, Megan, Patrick and Mathew, 20 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren.

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Maxine and Bill made their home in Estherville, Iowa, until the fall of 1963 when they moved their family to St. Louis Park, Minn. After Bill's death, Maxine sold their St. Louis Park home and moved to a condominium in Golden Valley, where she passed away peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Maxine was an inspirational women of deep faith and welcoming to all, especially her grandchildren. She was kind and loving with her own brand of quiet, classy sass. She took the time to teach her children and grandchildren how to cook, how to play, and how to live as an extended family. She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her.



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