GRANT HAMLIN

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GRANT HAMLIN

Graveside services for Grant Hamlin, 82 year old Buffalo man who passed away Monday evening at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, Wyoming, will be held Saturday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. in Willow Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Donations in Mr. Hamlin’s memory may be made to the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Grant Jerry Hamlin was born on May 14, 1931 in Sebeka, Minnesota to Frantcis and Ella (Link) Hamlin. He grew up and went to school in Frazee, Minnesota. After his schooling Grant worked at various jobs including, logging, shocking grain, picking potatoes, topping beets and general farm work. He started his trucking career at the age of 17 and was a long haul trucker. He joined the U.S. Army in 1948 and after being discharged he moved back to Minnesota and took a job with Morrison Knudson and Peter Kewitt where he worked for a short time before he went back to driving truck. He was married to Juleen Juvrud in 1955 and they had five children. He was married on November 7, 1961 in Circle, Montana to Marlys Mosteller and they made their home in Yam Hills, Oregon. Grant then purchased his own truck and hauled all over the lower United States and Alaska. He mostly hauled oil field rigs and equipment. Some of his hauls took him from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska. In May of 1965 his wife and infant daughter Karen were killed in a tragic car accident in Blue River. From 1970 until 1974 he was married to Evelyn Didas and they had one daughter, Brenda Hamlin Grunhovd. Grant continued to be a long haul trucker and lived all over the United States. He moved to Gillette, Wyoming in 1979 where he lived and worked for two years. He later moved to Williston, North Dakota and then West Fargo, North Dakota where he lived for 4 years. He moved to Buffalo in 1990 and went to work for Shirley Brown doing various jobs. He retired in 2009 and continued living in Buffalo until the time of his death. He was a passed member of the American Legion and the Eagles Lodge. Grant loved to dance and was active in both Polka and Square Dance Clubs.
He is survived by 8 daughters, Brenda Grunhovd, Linda Hamlin, LouElla Anderson, LaVonne Jepson, Loretta Yunk, Wanda Litzau, Dana Berger all of Minnesota, Jeri Berger of Big Sky, Montana; four sons, Brian and Tony Hamlin of California, LaRoy, and Larry Hamlin both of Minnesota; four brothers Frank Hamlin of Polson, Montana, Roland Hamlin of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Al Hamlin and Claude (Bill) Hamlin both of Springfield, Oregon; three sisters, Marlene Bowman of Coleman, Texas, Arlene Baldwin of Rockford, Illinois and Vernette Burnard of McPenee, California his companion Ann Arcoren of Buffalo, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one daughter, Two brothers Lawrence and Dale and two sisters Lillian and infant Velda