Welcome to the memorial page for

Glen E. Hamlin

November 5, 1937 ~ January 3, 2018 (age 80)

Glen Elton Hamlin, age 80 of Centerville, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at his home in Centerville.

Glen was born on November 5, 1937 in Powersville, Missouri, the son of Selby and Mamie (Gill) Hamlin.   He attended Centerville High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated with the Class of 1956.   On April 11, 1957, Glen joined the United States Marine Corps.  He was honorably discharged on April 8, 1960. 

After high school, Glen furthered his education at the U.S. Trade School in Kansas City, Missouri, for Diesel Mechanics; specializing in Automatic Transmissions.  On July 3, 1980, he was united in marriage to Lilly Bunn in Pearland, Texas.

Glen was a jack of all trades.  He was an ordained minister and a Sunday school bus driver.  Glen owned and operated numerous businesses throughout his lifetime, including Centerville Laundry for several years.  Later in life, he worked over the road as a truck driver for many years for Cedar Rapids and Moravia Trucking.

On his down time, he enjoyed restoring vintage cars and watching stock car racing.  He was also fond of painting portraits and landscape pictures.  He was a member of the Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene in Moravia, Iowa.

Glen is survived by his wife Lilly Hamlin of Centerville; his children, Lori Bairett of Centerville, Vicki Wendland of Centerville, Glenda (Troy) Hamlin of Centerville, Krystle (Jesse) Thomas of Centerville, and April (Derek) Kirkland of Centerville; a brother, Ron (Jan) Hamlin of Milo, Iowa; eleven grandchildren, Josh, Jessica (Steven), Tyler, Johnelle (Don), Danielle (Jeremy), River, Lilly Grace, Triton, Kabella, Kannon, and Kacer; nine great-grandchildren, Kamry, Ryker, Kyree, Owen, Ryan, Paisley, Chance, Reed, and Aubree; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Selby Glen Hamlin and Mamie Leta (Gill) Hamlin; a granddaughter, Vanesa Thomas; a son-in-law, Larry Wendland; and his in-laws, Cliff and Winnie Bunn.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30AM, Monday, January 8, 2018 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Terry Chapman officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Moravia, Iowa with full military rites.  A visitation will take place Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 3PM-8PM with family present from 6-8PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to either the Prostate Cancer Research-In loving memory of Glen Hamlin, or The Iowa Donor Network, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at 

 Service Information

January 7, 2018

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
1900 South 18th St
Centerville, IA 52544

Funeral Service
January 8, 2018

10:30 AM
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
1900 South 18th St
Centerville, IA 52544

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