Michelle M. Hamilton

Michelle M. Hamilton, age 58, of Lancaster, WI, completed her earthly journey on May 19, 2023, at home while surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.  To honor Michelle’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held on June 16, 2023, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at the Schreiner Memorial Library, 113 West Elm Street, in Lancaster.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Michelle’s family.


Michelle was born on November 23, 1964, in Prairie Du Chien, WI, a daughter to Dale F. and Mary A. (Ewoldt) O’Brien.  She grew up with a love for family that was never quenched throughout her entire life among us.  Michelle met her soul-mate, Randy L. Hamilton, and the two were united in marriage on March 15, 1986.  They were blessed with four children and many wonderful years together.  In their early years, Michelle enjoyed traveling with Randy in the truck and exploring the southern states together.  Their love grew with each passing years, and even through her long and courageous battle with cancer, Michelle’s love and determination were always on display.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother whose greatest joy in life was to have them by her side.  It was quite common to find Michelle sitting on the floor playing intently with the grandbabies whenever they were around.  In her free-time, she enjoyed creating countless sewing, crocheting and knitting projects, but when the opportunity arose to spend a little time in the kitchen baking up some fresh bread, cookies, and cinnamon rolls, she was always ready to treat her family to the delicious treats as well.  Saturdays held a special place in Michelle’s heart as this meant the time had arrived to head out to the garage sales and Quilt Shops looking for that week’s treasures to be hunted down and gathered home.  If a little downtime made its way into her busy day, you could be sure to find the Food Network playing in the background.  But, again, Michelle’s greatest joy in this life was ultimately her family.  Visiting with her Mom and sister were perfectly fine ways to spend some quality time and any moment she had those whom she loved and adored nearby was always the best way to fill the day.  We will miss our dear, sweet Michelle moving forward and it’s beyond difficult to imagine life without her love and light shining so brightly within our own lives.  Her legacy of love will undeniably live on through her children and grandchildren and the abundance of beautiful memories will hopefully help to heal our broken hearts in time.  Thank you, Michelle, for reminding us that life is as fragile as it is fleeting, but the moments the Lord is kind enough to grant us are invaluable.  May you find peace now in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior and may our hearts and minds find comfort and healing in time as we await our eternal reunion also.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Michelle include,

her loving husband of 37 years,

Randy Hamilton, Lancaster, WI;


her three adored daughters,

Megan (Everett Butzine) Hamilton, Lancaster, WI,

Jeanie Hamilton, Lancaster, WI,

and Theresa (Colton) Skaggs, Dubuque, IA;


her three precious grandchildren,

Laken Schildgen, Roman Hamilton, and Blye Skaggs;


her siblings,

Pat O’Brien, Shullsburg, WI,

Randy (Laurie) O’Brien, Benton, WI,

and Jolene Simpson, Boscobel, WI;


the damn dogs,

Gracie and Koda;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Michelle was preceded in death by her son, James Randy “J.R.” Hamilton; her grandparents, James (Mae) Cox; and her maternal grandparents, Wilson (Irma) Ewoldt.


In lieu of flowers, memorials, gifts, and other expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to Michelle’s family at 341 E. Cherry St, Lancaster, WI, 53813.  We would like to thank you in advance for your sympathy and care as we establish Michelle’s memorial fund at Royal Bank.


Michelle’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Grant Regional Health Center, and St. Croix Hospice for all of their professional and compassionate care of Michelle, and her family.  Your sincere concern, patience, and immeasurable generosity have truly made a difference in this very difficult days and for that we are eternally grateful.


Online condolences may be shared with Michelle’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com

Celebration of Life

Schreiner Memorial Library
113 West Elm Street, Lancaster, Wisconsin, 53813
June 16th, 2023 at 6:00 PM

One comment on “Michelle M. Hamilton
  1. Helen Ewoldt says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Michelle was a beautiful person, who raised a beautiful family. She loved you all beyond words. May God bless her beautiful soul.

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