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Lori Hamil

Lori A. Hamil, 56, of Remsen, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 31, 2018 at her residence.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Rev. Bill McCarthy officiating. Burial was in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery at Kingsley, Iowa.  Online condolences may be sent to

Lori was born in Sioux City, Iowa, to Dale and Corrine (Dickman) Leekley on January 4, 1962.

She was the true “middle child” of 11 children — five siblings before and five after her. She attended Kingsley-Pierson community schools, graduating with the Class of 1980.

On March 28, 1981, Lori and Lynn Hamil were united in marriage.

Lori is survived by her husband, Lynn; sons, Steve Hamil of Ames, Iowa, and Jim (Marianne) Hamil and their two daughters, Jaina and Allana of Spirit Lake, Iowa; her mother, Corrine Leekley of Kingsley; siblings Susan (Gordon) Bubke of Pierson, Iowa; Donna (Bill) Garvey of South Sioux City; Duane (Jodie) Leekley of Westfield, Iowa; Joe (Julie) Leekley of Pierson; Bill Leekley of Kingsley; Joan (Brad) Collins of Hinton, Iowa; Carol (Doug) Wagner of Elk Point, South Dakota; Janet (Shawn) Schreiber of Parker, Colorado; Lisa (Mike) Burr of Marthasville, Missouri; and Robert (Nikki) Leekley of Kingsley; as well as aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Lori was preceded in death by her father, Dale Leekley; her nephew, Andrew Schreiber; her great-nephew, Tyler Bubke; her father and mother-in-law, Veryl and Fern Hamil; and her brother-in-law, Dan Hamil.

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