Donald "Don" M. Hamlin, age 88, passed away on November 23, 2016 at William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital, Madison.

He was born on May 7, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois the son of the late Donald and Elizabeth (Banke) Hamlin. Don was a U.S. Veteran having served from 1946 until 1953 during WWII and the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Ellen Diedrich on October 23, 1948. Don enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, hunting, fishing and was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen; 3 daughters, Catherine, Jane (Al) Mondello, Michele (Shane) Tammi; 5 grandchildren, Jessica (Scott) Frey, Jamie (Dan) Brice, Aaron (Ashley) Pickarts, Joshua (Olivia) Tammi, Shantele (Scott) Tammi; 7 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents , he was preceded in death by his sons, Michael and Curtis, and one sister, Betty Mae.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Prairie du Sac, WI with Pastor Fred Rilling officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Thursday.