Shawn Lee Hamilton

Shawn Lee Hamilton

Shawn L. Hamilton

Shawn Lee Hamilton, 45, of Lafayette, died at 5.05 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, after a six-month battle with cancer.

Born Aug. 15, 1964, in Lafayette, he was the son of Mary Lee Hamilton of Lafayette and the late James M. Hamilton. His marriage was on July 2, 1994, in Lafayette, to Lou Ann Page Myer, who survives.

He was a 1982 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He graduated from Indiana State University where he played baseball and his team made it to the College World Series. The team was later inducted into the Indiana State Sports Hall of Fame.

Mr. Hamilton was employed as a sales representative for Rinker Materials for the past seven years.

He was a member of the St. Annís Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was also a member and former president of the board of the Carroll County Country Club in Delphi.

He golfed on the menís league at the Carroll County Country Club in Delphi and Angel Hill in Rossville.

Mr. Hamilton enjoyed Purdue sports and was a Colts season ticket holder for the last 16 years, missing only one game before his illness.

He had an amazing sense of humor and a strong faith in God.

Surviving with his wife and mother are a stepson, Chad Myer (partner: Steve Riegel) of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Sarah Burkle (husband: Nathan) of Delphi; three sisters, Debbie Colwell (husband: Lynn) of West Point, Patti Skuza (husband: Greg) of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Kevina Schumaker (husband: Hutch) of Columbus; three brothers, Kevin Hamilton and Kerry Hamilton (wife: Traci), both of Lafayette, and Kirk Hamilton (wife: Marti) of Kilmore; the greatest joy of his life, his granddaughters, Ella and Ava Burkle; 14 nieces and nephews, all of whom he dearly loved; and a best friend, Robert Nichols of Lafayette.

There will be a Rosary service Sunday at 3:30 p.m. followed by visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hippensteel Funeral Home in Lafayette. Prayers will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Hippensteel Chapel followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Annís Catholic Church in Lafayette. Father Dominic Young and Father Tim Alkire will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery, Lafayette.

The family requests contributions be made to St. Annís Soup Kitchen.

Online condolences can be sent to hippensteelfuneralservice. com.

Taken from The Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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