OBITUARY

Rev. Daniel Lee Hamlin

January 18, 1936March 9, 2019

Reverend Daniel Lee Hamlin, entered the church triumphant on Saturday, March 9, 2019, and has now been given safe lodging and holy rest in God’s eternal home. Born January 18, 1936, in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was the sixth son of Francis and Violet Hamlin. A graduate of Concordia College and Carthage College, he received his Master of Divinity Degree at Northwestern Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1962. He served as a parish pastor in the Indiana/Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for 50 plus years including St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Frankfort, Indiana and Zion Lutheran Church, North Manchester, Indiana. In 1976, Pastor Hamlin joined the staff of Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, where he remained until his retirement in 2003. During his years at Trinity English Lutheran Church he served as Pastor of Outreach which included; teaching the Bethel Bible Series, moderating the Enneagram Personality Theory workshops, and facilitating the Stephen’s Ministry program plus other ministerial responsibilities. Upon his retirement from Trinity English Lutheran Church the honorary title Pastor Emeritus was bestowed. In the following years he remained a faithful and active parishioner in the parish and also served as supply pastor to parishes in the area. Survivors include wife Nancy of 57 years, son Eric (Truly) Hamlin of Fort Wayne, daughter Krista Hamlin of Fort Wayne, and grandson, Carter Hamlin of Fort Wayne; brothers Rev. Dick (Jayne) Hamlin, Phoenix, Arizona, DeWayne (Betty Enright) Hamlin, North St. Paul, Minnesota; sisters-in-law Irene Hamlin of Roberts, Wisconsin, Betty Hamlin of North Manchester, Indiana, and cherished nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Douglas, Donald and Dale. “The Hamlin family wishes to express their gratitude and thanksgiving for the compassionate care Daniel received from the staff of North Woods Village, Heart to Heart Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Association of Fort Wayne.” In keeping with Pastor Hamlin’s wish and favorite salutation, “Meet you in the pew!” please join his family and friends for a Celebration of Life at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 West Washington Boulevard at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019. A gathering time for family and friends to meet and share will follow the service in Wagenhals Hall. A time of sharing with the family will also be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at the church. A private family Service of Remembrance will be held in Red Wing, Minnesota, at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Trinity English Lutheran Church.

Services

21 March

Visitation

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Trinity English Lutheran Church

450 West Washington Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

22 March

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Trinity English Lutheran Church

450 West Washington Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

22 March

Final Resting Place

Trinity English Lutheran Church


OTHER SERVICES:

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REMEMBERING

Rev. Daniel Lee Hamlin

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Joan Elert

March 19, 2019

My sympathies Nancy to you and your family. I went to high school with Danny many happy memories.

Rev. Dr. Paul Krebs

March 18, 2019

Nancy,
My sympathy to you and your family at the passing of Dan. Remember well our first years in the I-K Synod and our times together. My Sylvia passed on April 10, 2014. Know the emptiness.
God bless you and your family,
Paul Krebs

Cyndi Spisak

March 17, 2019

We appreciated Pastor Hamlin and his wife so much. Wonderful people who made an amazing impact on Trinity. May God Bless you all with his loving peace.

The Spisak Family

Roger and Shirley Boatman

March 17, 2019

We were privileged to have known, studied under, and (in case of Shirley) to have worked under Pastor Hamlin. He greatly aided our Christian spiritual journey for which we are greatly appreciative. He was indeed a blessing to us all.

Mary and Kenneth Scrogham

March 17, 2019

We are grateful for the life of Pastor Hamlin and send our sympathy to Nancy and the whole family.

Tim Berry

March 15, 2019

Shalom my friend - how we enjoyed hearing his words of inspiration and participating in Bethel and enneagram classes with him. He taught me to live in harmony - with nature, friends and family and within myself to live in harmony with God.

SONDRA LOSON

March 13, 2019

Pastor Hamlin was very special to me, and he re-instated me as a member of Trinity English .(where I was confirmed in1949). And he once again became part of my family when he officiated my wedding in 1979. We were so fortunate to be in his New Member Class, my daughter, my sister-in-law and myself. We have truly lost a remarkable man. I will miss his jokes and his outstanding laugh. My thoughts and prayers will be with the Hamlin family.

Sincerely,
Sondra Loson

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