Joseph Glenn Hamel

July 2, 1939
October 1, 2023 (84 years old)

With heavy hearts, we share the heartbreaking news of Joseph Glenn Hamel’s passing. At the age of 84, Joseph bid farewell to us on October 1, 2023, in Traverse City, Michigan. As we gather to remember and honor Joseph, let us offer our deepest condolences to his loved ones during this time of immense loss.

Joseph was preceded in death by his dear parents, Glenn Hamel and Helen Hamel, who greeted him with open arms beyond this mortal realm. Those who remain behind to cherish his memory include his beloved mother-in-law, Carol West, and his devoted wife, Carol. Together, they navigated the winds of life, supporting one another through thick and thin.

In addition to his cherished wife, Joseph leaves behind a legacy stitched by love and family. His daughters, Kimberly Hamel, Marie Frimodig (Mark), and Beverly Hamel-Gravis (Stefan), were a source of immense pride and joy to him. Joseph delighted in witnessing their growth, their triumphs, and their unwavering spirit.

The echoes of Joseph’s life reverberate in the hearts of his precious grandchildren, Kristian (Lindsey), Kendall, Logan (Kasey), Allison (Chris), Sheldon, and Carson. He adored each of them, and they carry a piece of his gentle spirit within them, a reminder of a grandfather’s unwavering love.

Joseph’s journey was shared with his dear brother, David Hamel (Sharon), who stood by his side through the ebb and flow of life, and his sister-in-law Sharon Smith, who comforted him with her presence in Howell, Michigan.

It is in these moments of loss that we find solace in unity. Let us come together to celebrate the life of Joseph Glenn Hamel, to reminisce on memories cherished, and to offer our support to those he held dear. May his spirit find eternal peace, guided by the wings of angels, as we commit his earthly presence to the embrace of timelessness.

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