Died of respiratory failure in Bismarck, North Dakota on December 19. Born in Turlock, California to Eugene and Fern (Latham) Hamilton on January 13, 1949. Don was exposed to Agent Orange during his military service and was 100% disabled the last ten years of his life. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Gene and Esther, and wife, Tillie. Survived by his son, Scott, of Bismarck, and his brother, Jerry (Susan) of Bemidji. A memorial service with military honors will be held in the spring of 2013 at Bismarck.