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US Marine Corps


Lonnie J. Hamby

April 4, 1935 ~ March 18, 2018 (age 82)

A Celebration of Life Service will be held by the family at O’Leary Funeral Services 1020 Main Street in Norwalk Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  Family will begin greeting at 4pm with the Celebration Service starting at 4:30pm. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Central Iowa Honor Flight, to help sponsor a veteran. To leave a condolence or to order flower click the link below or call (515)-981-0700.

Lonnie Jackson Hamby, 82, Des Moines, Iowa

Lon was born April 4, 1935 in Springfield, Missouri to Ruth (Howard) and Albert Hamby. Prior to his 18th birthday, Lon enlisted in the US Marine Corp where he served his country in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War and would re-enlist in the US Army to finish out his military career. 

In 1958 Lon met Marilyn Thompson, also a Marine, and it was love at first sight.  They married six weeks later and enjoyed 56 years of marriage until her passing in December 2016.

Lon is survived by his children Candi Banghart (Bill), Jackie Brock, Lonnie Hamby (Alana), Chris Storm, sister Hazel Fisher, fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren and many children he and Marilyn fostered over thirty years.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Thompson Hamby, parents Ruth and Albert Hamby and great-grandmother Sarah..

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