Derek James Hamilton, July 3, 1982-August 25, 2004.
Derek James Hamilton, 22, died Wednesday, August 24, 2004 at his home in McCook. Derek was born on July 3, 1982 to James Jr. and Debra (Lytle) Hamilton. He graduated from McCook High School in 2001, Wyoming Tech in Laramie, Wyoming in 2002, and was Valedictorian at Audi Academy, ITI, in Chicago in 2002. Derek worked at Stammler Imports in Boulder, Colorado before moving back to McCook in 2003. He was working for Valmont at the time of his death. He was preceeded in death by his grandparents, Bernard and Fern Lytle and James Hamilton Sr. He is survived by his parents of McCook, two sisters, Melissa and Lucas Sahm of Omaha, Nebraska and Tina and Brad Reischl of Avoca, Iowa; two nieces, Mikayla Sahm and Jessica Sahm of Omaha and expectant niece or nephew from Avoca; grandmother, Lois Hamilton of McCook, uncles and aunts, Jay & Deb Hudgens, Darrell & Brenda Svoboda, Larry & Karen Siebrandt, Linnea Ricley, all of McCook, Rick & Sue Hamilton of Casper, Wyoming, Faye & Dave Dunworth of Mesa Arizona, 15 cousins and many friends, and all who shared his joy and passion for cars.