Donald L. Hamner

Donald L. Hamner 80, of Belleville, Illinois, born January 6, 1928, in Ottawa, Kansas, died Monday, September 22, 2008 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Hamner retired as a Master Sergeant for the U.S. Air Force in 1969 after 24 years. He also retired as a manager of various unemployment offices for the State of Illinois after 21 years. He was a member of United Methodist Church and attended Floraville United Church of Christ. He was a member of Topeka Lodge #17 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, Ainad Shrine (Legion of Honor) and American Legion Post #58

He is preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Floyd W. & Zella P. nee Hurt Hamner
  • Brother: Kenneth E. Hamner
  • Granddaughter: Alicia Hamner
He is survived by:
  • Wife of 61 years Wilma M. nee Riebe Hamner whom he married July 19, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas
  • Children
    • Rodney L. Hamner of Dayton, NV
    • Karen S. (Randy) Webb of Belleville, IL
    • Diana K. (John) Adair of Floraville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Renea (Doug) Daesch
    • Jessica (Brad) Kerr
    • Nicole (Chris Doyle) Adair
    • Shayna Hamner
    • Roxanne Hamner
    • Don Adair
    • Tommy Adair
  • Great Grandchildren
    • Jacob Daesch
    • Brice Kerr
    • Chloe Doyle

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children of Donors choice.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Thursday, September 25, 2008 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois. There will be a Masonic service at 7pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:15 am Friday, September 26, 2008 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Matthew Friz officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO