W. Glen Hamel

Aug. 9, 1920-Nov. 6, 2013

W. Glen Hamel, a long-time Mt. Pleasant resident, died November 6, 2013, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on August 9, 1920, and was the youngest and last survivor of the eight children born to John and Mamie Hamel. He was a graduate of Cooley High School in Detroit. Following high school Glen attended Albion College and graduated in 1942. During World War II he was drafted into the Army and served in the 11th Armored Division in Europe. He was discharged in 1946.
While at Albion College, Glen became acquainted with Helen Louise Biastock. Both graduated in the Class of 1942. The couple married on April 13, 1946, in Saginaw, Michigan, and came to live in Mt. Pleasant where Glen worked in the family business. After the Valley Chemical Company was sold, Glen attended CMU and completed a master's degree in history and qualified to teach in Michigan public schools.
Glen was elected to the Mt. Pleasant Public School Board. During his tenure the board created the office of business manager and appointed Glen to that position. Glen was later employed by the Old Exchange Bank until he retired.
Glen was a former member of the Kiwanis Club and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 66 years, serving as an Elder and Trustee and as a member of the memorial committee.
Glen deeply loved his wife Helen Louise and their three children, Louise, Wally and Jane and Jane's husband Dale Rowland and their sons Scott and John.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Clark Family Funeral Chapel with Rev. Andrew Miller officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the Service. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Donations in Glen's memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1250 Watson Road, Mt. Pleasant. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.
You may view Glen's obituary online and send a condolence to the family, light a memorial candle, or place a memorial donation at

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Clark Family Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service
114 S. Bradley Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
(989) 775-9943
Published in The Morning Sun on Nov. 8, 2013