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Lawrence P. Hamel

Lawrence P. Hamel, 78, Damar, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at his home.

He was born April 28, 1935, in rural Damar to Arthur L. and Stella A. (Asselin) Hamel.

He married Marilyn Jean Brin on June 2, 1954, in Damar. She preceded him in death Sept. 29, 2001. He was a natural gas pump station operator.

Survivors include three sons, Larry Hamel and Jody Hamel, both of Damar, and Aaron Hamel, Salina; four daughters, Lorna Elliott, Hill City, Paula Mick, Plainville, Dana Simoneau, Damar, and Gail Stokes, Westminster, Colo.; three sisters, Elaine Brin and Leona Newell, both of Damar, and Linda Leiker, Hays; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Damar.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City, and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Masses or the church in care of the funeral home.