Harold Hamlin, age 85, of Dryden, MI died suddenly Sunday, July 31, 2022 at his home. Harold Leroy Hamlin was born March 17, 1937 in Armada, MI. He was the son of the late John and the late Verna (Scott) Hamlin. He grew up in Onaway, MI; the family moved to Dryden when Harold was a teenager. Harold attended Dryden High School, but he joined the U.S. Navy before graduation.
He married Janet Lee Johnson on February 15, 1955 in Dryden, MI. They lived most all of their lives in the Dryden area. His wife, Janet, preceded him in death on July 15, 2019.
Harold served in the Navy during the Korean War from 11/22/1954 to 02/12/1958. His last posting was to the U.S.S. Ticonderoga; he earned the Good Conduct Metal, National Defense Metal, and trained as a Radio Operator/Maintenance man. Harold worked at the Ford Motor Tractor Plant and Engine Assembly Plant in Romeo for 30-plus years. He studied to become an ordained minister in the 1990s and has served his Lord in the ministry of mission work on several trips to Mexico.
He is survived by daughters, Juli Gabbard of Dryden, MI, Tami (Kevin) Pope of Montrose, MI; and sons, Micheal Hamlin of Lincoln, MI, Jeffery Hamlin of Dryden, MI and Scott (Lety) Hamlin of Attica, MI. Also surviving are his brother, Wayne Hamlin of Lapeer, MI; sister, Janet Schlaire of Millington, MI; sixteen grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Hamlin; his daughter, Nanci Lee Bowen; granddaughter, Catherine Baker; son-in-law, John Gabbard; and sister, Gail Reside.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Rochester Christian Church, 4435 Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI. Officiating will be Reverend Richard Crisco, pastor of Rochester Christian Church.
The family will be available for visiting hours from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 3 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, August 4 at Rochester Christian Church, 4435 Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City. Harold’s cremated remains will be buried next to his wife, in the Dryden-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dryden, MI.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may want to consider and direct them to St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT, 59004.
Please be sure to sign the online register book at www.muirbrothersfh.com to share your memories and condolences with the Hamlin family.