Josephine Hamiel


December 19, 1921 - March 17, 2008




Josephine Lorine Hamiel was born December 19, 1921, at the family farm northeast of Reliance to William and Ozitte (King) Lindley. She attended school at Reliance and graduated from Reliance High School in 1938.  She graduated from the Mitchell College of Business.


On May 14, 1940, she married Donald E. Hamiel. They farmed and ranched on the home place northeast of Reliance until 1976, when her husband died. She continued to reside there until she moved to Mitchell in 2001.


She was active in Eastern Star, the South Dakota Cowbelles, Prairie Star, and for many years was a Cub Scouts den mother. She worked as a legal secretary in her brother’s law firm, Brown and Lindley, in Chamberlain. She was a member of  the Episcopal Christ Church in Chamberlain and was active in its guild.


She is survived by three sons: Kent and wife, Mildred, Reliance; Noel and wife, Janet, Mitchell; and Wade and wife, Chyree, Reliance; a sister, Iva Fleming, Mitchell; and eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; an infant twin brother, Joseph; a brother, John Frank Lindley and her parents.


 A Memorial Fund has been established.



To Be Announced


Saturday, March 22, 2008
2:00 PM
Memorial Service
Episcopal Christ Church
207 South Main Street
Chamberlain, South Dakota


Riverview Cemetery
Chamberlain, South Dakota

Posted by Eternity on April 14, 2011
aW25gP Good point. I hadn't tohuhgt about it quite that way. :)
Posted by Troy King on March 25, 2008
Hello Hamiels--So sorry to hear of your loss. Being a "city boy" I have fond memories of spending several summer weekends at her home on the farm. She was such a gracious host and always fixed us the most amaaazing country breakfasts. Those memories will always live on...
Posted by LeAnn Luedecke on March 21, 2008
Kent & Mildred, Noel & Janet, Wade & Chyree,

We were so sad to hear of Aunt Jo's passing. I have many fond memories of her. She was always happy and fun to be around. She loved her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love, LeAnn & Newt
Posted by Keith and Cherie Jensen on March 21, 2008
Noel: We were sorry to read about your mother's death, and express our sympathy to you and your family. It's never easy to lose a family member, but mothers are special.
Posted by Elizabeth E. Williams, Brookings on March 20, 2008
Noel--So sorry to read of your mother's death. Hope all goes well.
Posted by dave and karen carpenter on March 19, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting Josephine, Allison has shared wonderful stories and memories with us. She was obviously one very special Grandma!
Posted by Dan Vehle on March 19, 2008
Mrs. Hamiel serves as a model for all of us who remember her. She always had a wonderful smile, kind words, and a hearty laugh to greet you. Jo was devoted to her family and friends, and Christ's love radiated from her. While we will miss her now, her memory and spirit remain vibrant with all of us. God bless her.
Posted by Melanie Auch on March 18, 2008
Josephine will trully be missed. I have loved her like she was my own grandmother. Josephine had the biggest smile!! I enjoyed all of her stories that she told to me and all of the kisses she would give my hand. I will really miss Jo!! She was one of the amzaing woman I have ever met. Thanks!!
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