Herbert Steffen Hamilton, 64, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2019 after a valiant, two year battle with an extremely rare cancer. He was born on February 23, 1955 to Harry Stancliff Hamilton and Norma Jean Steffy in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Herb married the “love of his life” Janell Sorensen, on May 27, 1981. He led a happy, active life filled with family, friends, and many activities, such as church, fishing, camping, building things, and remodeling or fixing anything! He had a steadfast and enduring testimony of our Savior’s love, and he served faithfully. He also served in the Canada Toronto Mission from 1975-1977, after which he continued sharing the gospel with others. He had an amazing knowledge and deep understanding of the gospel, and loved to talk about it!
Herb loved spending time with his family; seeing all of his children together was his favorite. He also adored his grandchildren, and loved being a grandpa. He would sacrifice anything for his family, and always worked hard to provide for them. He will be dearly missed by many, and leaves us all a legacy of love and countless cherished memories.
Herb will be especially missed by Janell, his loving wife of 38 years; his six children, Lindsay (Matthew) Palmer, Becky (Taylor) Yost, Brittney Hamilton, Heston Hamilton, Cody Hamilton, and Joshua Hamilton; and 11 grandchildren, Brooklyn, Blake, Gavin, Preston, Hayden, Maddie, Taylyn, Dalton, Zach, Lexi, and Ashton. He is also survived by his mother, Norma Hamilton; sister, Debbie Martin; brother, David (Candy) Hamilton; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Harry Hamilton.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Harris Park Ward, 2220 North Harris Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85203, with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service, at 9:00am. Bunker’s Garden Chapel will be handling the arrangements. Herb was cherished by his family, and he will be missed by all who were blessed to know him; he will never be forgotten.