June 29, 2016

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Duane Melvin Hamlin

Duane Melvin Hamlin, 85, of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away Tuesday, January 29 2013. Duane was born June 14, 1927 in Medina.

He served in the U.S. Navy (Seabees) during WWII, in the Philippines. Upon his return from the war, he worked at the Medina County Highway Department, where he later became the Superintendent. After his retirement, he moved with his wife to Florida in 1980.

Duane is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joyce; daughter, Bonnie Bogard (Joseph); granddaughter, Nicole Bogard-Wilson (Cody); grandson, Andrew Bogard (Alyssa); and great grandsons, Brandon and Adam Roshon. He also is survived by his brother, Robert Hamlin (Naomi); and sister, Gwen Elleton (Jon); along with two nephews and a niece. Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Bertha Hamlin; and grandson, Shaun Bogard.

Per Duane’s request, there will be no service or memorial, however, if anyone wishes, they may donate to Hope Hospice in his honor.