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Wilfred 'Willie' Paul Hamel


Wilfred "Willie" Paul Hamel, 88, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Dawson Place Nursing Home, Hill City.

He was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Damar to Alex and Elsie (Thibault) Hamel.

He married Wilma (Glass) Prickett on Feb. 8, 1980. She preceded him in death Nov. 2, 2003.

Survivors include a stepson, Joe Prickett, Wichita; a stepdaughter, Norene Reed, Greeley, Colo.; a brother, Jasper Hamel, Hays; and two sisters, Lucille Thomie, Bettendorf, Iowa, and Ida Mae LeSage, Hays.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Don Pricket; eight brothers, Francis, Ed, Bert, Art, Bernie, Al, Louis and Emery; two sisters, Alma Waldron and Edna Haag; and infant twins, brother and sister, Olive and Oliver.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar; private inurnment will be at a later date in Kansas Veterans Cemetery, WaKeeney.

Memorials are suggested to Willie Hamel Memorial Fund, with beneficiaries to be named by the family in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 320 S.W. Second, Plainville, KS 67663.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.plumeroverlease.com.