Sterling Skip Hamilton

November 1, 1946September 11, 2017

Sterling “Skip” M. Hamilton, Sr., 70 of Belleville, IL, born November 1, 1946 in Boston, MA, passed away September 11, 2017 in Shiloh IL.

Mr. Hamilton was a member of Eastview Baptist Church. He owned and operated Hamilton Electronics in Belleville for 38 years. He was an avid scuba diver and recognized for his role as a rescue diver. Skip loved bass fishing, CB’s, and operating his ham radio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sterling J. and Bertha, nee Merrill, Hamilton; and a brother-in-law, Landon Powers.

He is survived by his loving wife, Paula, nee Mefford, Hamilton; a son, Mickey (Tiffany) Hamilton, Jr.; a daughter, Christina (Jeff) Kohlmeier; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike) Wilken, Alyssa (Jordan Johnson) Hamilton, Kyle Kohlmeier, and Brittney Kohlmeier; a great-granddaughter, Reilly Johnson; a sister-in-law, Barb Powers; as well as nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends.

Memorials are requested to the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.

Visitation: Friends may call from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N. Illinois, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.

Funeral: Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation

    Friday, September 15, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 15, 2017


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September 19, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda Ingle and Linda Stuhlsatz

September 15, 2017

Paula, it has been years since I have seen you and Skip at Garden Heights. So sorry to hear of Skips passing. May God comfort you and your family and hold you close as you walk this path. Praying for you, Lynn "Bailey" Jarman.

Rick & Debbie Temple

September 14, 2017

Be at peace know that you have a new Guardian Angel watching over you and your family. Paula, sorry for your loss.

Dick Kasson Jr.

September 14, 2017

Please accept my condolences. Skip and I were members of the Belleville South Bassmasters and fished together a few times. He was a great sportsman and fishing partner. It was an honor to have known him.

Kelley Wilson Morris

September 13, 2017

My prayers are with the family. Skip was always so kind to my twin sister Shelley and me. I have fond memories as a young teen of visiting with the Hamiltons.

Brad /Michelle Kilzer

September 13, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We were honored to have known him. We are here should you need anything.