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Velma Marie Hamrick

February 5, 1926 — March 25, 2023

Spencer

Velma Marie Flint Hamrick, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Flint, was born February 5th, 1926 in Meadow Township. Her childhood years were spent on a farm near Langdon, Iowa.  She was so excited to have a younger brother Bill.  She graduated from Spencer High School in 1943.  She loved her job at the telephone office in Spencer and she worked there until she became a farm wife.
Velma married Harley Hamrick on July 14th, 1945 in Jackson, MN.  Following their marriage, they farmed near Spencer for several years, until moving to the town of Spencer.  Until retirement, she was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer for 70 years.  Velma was active in the VFW Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, Church Circle, and Red Hat Society.
She was an avid shopper.  She loved jewelry, and loved being pampered with getting her hair and nails done.  She loved getting spoiled and spoiling her family.  Her love was her family including her children and grandchildren.  To know her was to love her.
Velma passed away at the Northshire nursing home in Spencer, on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the age of 97.  She was preceded in death by her parents (Henry and Elizabeth Flint), her husband (Harley Hamrick), one son in infancy (Harley Jimmy Hamrick), one granddaughter (Stacie Lee Hamrick), and one brother (Bill Flint).
She is survived by one son; Art and his wife, Mary Hamrick of Spencer; three daughters and their husbands; Georgia and Harold Piercy of Spencer, Connie and Jim Manwarren of Emmetsburg, Julie and Maynard Tuttle of Spencer; eight granddaughters; and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was dearly loved by all her family and friends.
SERVICES
Funeral services will take place 2:00, Thursday, March 30, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Rev. Tonna Parsons
CASKET BEARERS
Joel Maaland
Justin Thede
Chance Clayton
Mike Morisch
Todd Hamrick
Ron Hamrick
Bob Gould
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS:
Jane (Mike) Morisch
Amy (Travis) Waldstein
Renee Hamrick
Samantha Hamrick
Nicole Manwarren
Katie (Joel) Maaland
Amber (Justin) Thede
Brittany (Chance) Clayton
Evan Morisch
Kelsey Morisch
Destiny Kinyaiya
Corbin Maaland
Otto Maaland
Audrey Maaland
Elias Thede
Adrian Clayton
Graham Clayton
Hayden (Erika) Waldstein
Harley Waldstein
Hunter Waldstein
VISITATION
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church.
MUSIC
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"How Great Thou Art"
"Amazing Grace"
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa
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