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Felix Hamlin

Dec. 24, 1937-April 6, 2009

Felix Hamlin, 71, of Frazee, died on Monday, April 6, 2009 in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, N.D.

Felix was born the son of Felix and Susan (Kloeppel) Hamlin on Dec. 24, 1937 in White Earth. He grew up in the Fosston and Crookston, Minn., area and lived in Texas, Iowa and Oklahoma until moving back to Minnesota in 1989. He had lived in Frazee for the past 18 years. Felix drove semi over the road for most of his adult life. He was also a golden glove boxer. He will be deeply missed by all who loved and knew him.

Surviving Felix are his three sons (and spouses) Mark Crossley of Virginia, Chuck Crossley of Moorhead and Brian Hamlin of Oklahoma, two daughters, Sandy Hamlin of Oklahoma and Stacy (David) Mercado of Amarillo, Texas; three sisters, Dorothy Lunders of Erskine, Minn., Margaret Valley of Crookston, Minn., and Rosalie (James) Fay of Flom, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Preceding Felix in death were his parents; daughter, Tammy Hamlin; sisters, Delores, Betty and Doris; and brothers Lester, Ralph and Ronny.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Stennes Funeral Home in East Grand Forks, Minn. There will be visitation for one hour prior to the start of services.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Crookston, Minn. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stennes Funeral Home of East Grand Forks. An online guest book is available at