Bobby Lee Hamaker


March 8, 1947 - September 8, 2021

Bobby Lee Hamaker, 74, of Custer, S.D., passed away September 8, 2021, at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veteran’s Home in Hot Springs, S.D.

Bobby was born March 8, 1947, in Crawford, Neb., to Tim F. and Ruth (Tolliver) Hamaker. He was a cowboy in the Ft. Robinson area. Bobby proudly served in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1969.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Roseellen Hamaker of Custer; sons, Grant Hamaker of Edgemont; Donny Hamaker of Oral; daughters, Cheryl Shook of Edgemont; Diane Hamaker of Rapid City; Jody Tackett of Milford, Iowa; stepsons, Jacob Leeling of St. Paul, Minn.; Mark Leeling of Covington, La.; step-daughter, Myra Alexander of Custer; sisters, Mary Hattervig of Hot Springs; LuJean Haskvitz of Edgemont; Linda Olmstead of Sioux Falls; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and honorary grandchildren. 

Memorial services were held Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs.

Committal services were Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D.

A memorial has been established in Bobby’s name and may be sent to Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home, P.O. Box 812, Hot Springs, S.D. 57747.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs.

Fall River County Herald Star

EDGEMONT OFFICE: 410 2nd Avenue   Edgemont, SD 57735-0660 | 605.662.7201
HOT SPRINGS OFFICE: 334 S. Chicago St.  Hot Springs, SD 57747 | 605.745.3930
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