403 Forbidden


nginx
Joseph Hamel

Joseph Ignatius Hamel

July 31st, 1922 - September 7th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Joseph Hamel, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Joseph Hamel with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Joseph Ignatius Hamel
Age 97 formerly of Minneapolis. Celebrating 68 years of marriage today to Kathryn Hamel.
Born to Arnold and Lucy (Gibbs) Hamel. Preceded in death by siblings: Mary Clare (Herb) Ryan, Bob (Mary Frances) Hamel, Anne Hickey (Bill) Everett, John Hamel, Jim Hamel, Arnold Hamel, Virginia (Tom) O’Conner.
Survived by: Wife Kathryn (Katie) Hamel. Children: Joe (Margie) Hamel, Anne (Kenny) Katz, Peggy (John) Magnuson, Nick (Mona) Hamel, Patty Hamel, Michelle (Kurt) Noltimier. Grandchildren: Alyssa, Joe, Ellen, Peter Hamel, Katie, Aaron, Micah Katz, Anne (Rodney) Powell, David Magnuson, Nick (Tracy), Luke Hamel, Patrice, Jesse Noltimier. Great Grandchildren: Sienna, Roman Powell. Sisters: Betty Nell (Tom) Dolan, Lucy (Rick) Wilhoit, Sister-in-law Mary Scallen. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in 1922 he was the second of 10 children. Attended Incarnation Grade School, St. Thomas Academy High School and St. Thomas University. Graduated in 1946 from Medical College of Wisconsin. Completed his internship at Hennepin County Medical Center and residency at the Margaret Hague specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was a Captain in the US Airforce from 1950-52 where he met his wife Katie, Airforce nurse. He practiced for over 50 years and delivered over 10,000 babies. He served as the President and Chairman of the Board Physicians Health Plan (now Medica) 1979. He shared his passion for teaching as University of Minnesota Medical Student Program Director and Emeritus Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health. Attending conferences even after he retired, he repeatedly said he “would do it all over again.”
Nothing made him happier than being up at Whitefish Lake in Northern Minnesota. He enjoyed seeing his children and grandchildren work together on projects. Fond memories also included playing tennis, Friday night gatherings of siblings and spouses, mass at Camp Foley and just being with his extended family members who shared cabins nearby.
His service extended to the community as he cared for the Poor Clare religious and volunteered at St. Steven’s Church. Practicing his Catholic faith through actions and prayers was how he lived his life. We love and miss him.
A special thanks to Allina Hospice and the wonderful caregivers at EagleCrest Presbyterian Home in Roseville.
Memorials suggested to Women’s Health Specialists Department of OB/GYN 420 Delaware St. SE MMC395, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, September 19, 10:30 am at the Church of St. Patrick, 6820 St. Patrick's Lane. Interment ~ Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 5-8 pm at Gill Brothers Southwest Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South and one hour prior to mass at church
Gill Brothers 612-861-6088
wwwgillbrothers.com
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Joseph Ignatius Hamel, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Gill Brothers Southwest Funeral Home
    Address
    5801 Lyndale Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55419
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    The Church of St. Patrick
    Address
    6820 St. Patrick's Lane
    Edina, MN 55439
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    The Church of St. Patrick
    Address
    6820 St. Patrick's Lane
    Edina, MN 55439
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Fort Snelling National Cemetery
    Address
    7601 34th Avenue, South
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55450
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Location
    The Church of St. Patrick
    Address
    6820 St. Patrick's Lane
    Edina, MN 55439
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Joseph here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Katie (Mauel) Wodyn and Richelle Jader have sent flowers to the family of Joseph Ignatius Hamel.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 09:22am
Joe, Margie and family, we were saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one. Cherish the memories! Brian, Molly, Luca, Josh and baby Benke
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of Joseph Hamel. Send Flowers

MF

Mariah Forrest

Posted at 01:13am
Sending condolences to all the family. Our families were Tangletown neighbors and friends for many years, with many fond memories.
Mariah Forrest (FKA Peggy Conant)
Salem, Oregon
KW

Katie (Mauel) Wodyn

Posted at 11:20am
Wish I could be there in person to express my heartfelt sympathy. May sweet and happy memories sustain you in the days and months ahead.
Flower Image

Katie (Mauel) Wodyn purchased flowers for the family of Joseph Hamel. Send Flowers

RJ

Richelle Jader

Posted at 06:23am
Dear Michelle and Family May the hole in your hearts be filled with sweet memories of your wonderful Dad! Regions Emergency Department
Flower Image

Richelle Jader purchased flowers for the family of Joseph Hamel. Send Flowers

HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 04:32pm
Our thought and prayers are with the Hamel Family. Nancy Magnuson, Ann & Greg Traxler Family, Jeanne & Ted Bredenkamp Family
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of Joseph Hamel. Send Flowers

Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album