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Lucille Hamel

October 11, 1922 — July 2, 2017


Edwardsburg – Mary Lucille (Hall) Thomas Hamel, 94, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in her Lake Home on Baldwin Lake in Union, MI, the place she always hoped she would live out her last days.

Lucille was born on October 11, 1922, in Lake City, MI to the late Bernard J. and Edith P. (Seiting) Hall. In 1941, Lucille married Walter B. “Bert” Thomas and he passed away in 1980. On October 24, 1987, Elkhart, IN she married David S. Hamel and he passed away on August 21, 1989. She was also preceded in death by sons, Jerry, David and Neil; and her brothers, Claude, Robert, Seymour and Clifford Hall; sisters, Esther Lossing, and Pearl Weaver.

Lucille is survived by her son, Bernie Thomas; 3 daughters-in-law, Mari (Wilken) Thomas, Donna (Lennox) Thomas, and Linda (Doepker) Thomas; step-children, Ruth Tatasunas and David Hamel; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Lucille was a member of Granger Missionary Church, a volunteer at Cass County Council on Aging. She enjoyed camping at Baldwin Lake in Union, MI and in Northern, MI. 4-H, sewing and knitting was a passion in her life that allowed her to make many things including wedding dresses for young brides.

A special “Thank You” to her many lake friends and to Pastor Tom.

Funeral Service will be at 11am on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in HALBRITTER WICKENS FUNERAL HOME, 615 E. Main St., Niles where family and friends may gather two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cass County Council on Aging 60525 Decatur Rd., Cassopolis, MI 49031.



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