Arden L. Hamilton

Arden L. Hamilton, 80, of Bluffton, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Heritage Pointe, Warren, IN.

Mr. Hamilton graduated from Chester Center High School in 1950 and served in the United States Coast Guard from 1952 to 1955. He was a farmer and also worked at Franklin Electric for 40 years, retiring in 1996.

He was born May 17, 1932, in Wells County to Otto L. and Marie Brown Hamilton. He married Joann Marshall on Aug. 5, 1985, in Crossville, TN. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Michael S. (Ann) Hamilton, of Poneto, and Patrick L. (Lynn) Hamilton, of Danville; two stepchildren, Jeffrey Allen (Connie) Whitesell and Seven James Whitesell, both of Bluffton; a brother, Wendell (Lois) Hamilton, of Warren; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Calling is Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel, Bluffton. A service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at 2 p.m., with calling one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery, Bluffton, with graveside rites by the United States Coast Guard Honor Guard and American Legion Post 111 of Bluffton.

Memorial gifts may be made to Family LifeCare of Berne.