Obituary: Louise Hamilton


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Louise E. Hamilton, 70, of Eldridge, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 417 N. Main St., Davenport.  Burial was Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery, Cameron, Wis.  Visitation was Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main St., Davenport.  Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

Louise died peacefully, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, surrounded by her family.

Louise Eileen Brooten was born on Jan. 24, 1949, in Rice Lake, Wis., one of six children born to Barney and Marie (St. Louis) Brooten.  Louise grew up in Cameron, Wis., where she met Allan J. Hamilton at the town swimming pool her senior year of high school.  Louise and Allan were united in marriage on Aug. 5, 1967, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cameron.  Allan preceded Louise in passing on July 2, 2018.

Louise and Allan moved to the Quad Cities after Allan was discharged from the Air Force and began work at the Rock Island Arsenal.  Louise graduated from Stewarts School of Cosmetology and after graduation began working as a stylist.

Louise cherished the time she spent with her three grandchildren, Lexi, Payton, and Abby.  She also enjoyed baking, and growing and tending to flowers in her garden at home.  Louise also enjoyed trips to the casinos with Allan and her sisters when they would come to town.  In her younger years, she enjoyed snowmobiling with Allan.

Survivors include her daughters, Christy (Justin) Yaddof, and Angela Alexander all of Eldridge, grandchildren: Lexi and Payton Yaddof and Abby Alexander; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cathy Voigt, Lake Mills, Wis., Lori (Bob) Bossany, Menomonie, Wis., Dorothy (Ben) Ryba; brother and sister-in-law, Bernie (LuAnn) Brooten; brother-in-law, Jim Rude, all of Cameron, and a sister-in-law, Randene Kalina, Haugen, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Louise was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mary Rude, and a brother-in-law, George Kalina.  May they rest in peace.

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