(Wednesday - November 25, 2020) - Jean Evelyn Hamlin, age 95, of Norway, passed away Saturday, November 21, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Norway.

Jean was born on June 25, 1925 in Norway, the daughter of the late Ivar and Helen (Lesnick) Warner. She graduated from Norway High School in 1943 and continued on to receive her RN degree in 1946 from Loyola University School of Nursing, while working at Columbus Hospital in Chicago. She moved back home after completing school, and took her first job at the General Hospital in Iron Mountain.

Jean married Walter “Andy” Hamlin on July 26, 1947 at Grace United Methodist Church in Norway.

Jean and Andy moved to Berwin, Illinois for a short time but settled in Marquette, while Andy was attending Northern Michigan University. She worked at St. Luke’s Hospital there. Once again, they returned to the Chicago area for six years, before returning to Norway in 1958 permanently.

She worked at the Anderson Memorial Hospital and for Doctor Gladstone for many years.

Jean was a member of Grace United Methodist Church; was a very good singer and enjoyed singing in the choir.

Jean is survived by her husband of 73 years Andy; son Mike (Christine) Hamlin of Norway; daughter Julie (Tom) Coombs of Norway; grandchildren Luke Hamlin and Nick (Brittanie) Hamlin both of Gaylord; Melissa (Paul) Sheldon of Iron Mountain and Bob Coombs of Miami; 4 great grandchildren Kiara, Kody, Kaden Sheldon and Henley Jean Hamlin; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister Deloris Zimmerman.

At this time there will be no funeral services.

Interment will be held at the Norway Township Cemetery.

The Ortman Funeral Home of Norway is in charge of arrangementes.


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