Don Hawkins Obituary

Don Duane Hawkins
Don Duane Hawkins

March 21, 1929 - September 12, 2017
Born in Hollowayville, IL
Resided in Marinette, Wisconsin
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Don Duane Hawkins, age 88, of Marinette, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Duane was born on March 21, 1929 to Seth and Martha Hawkins in Hollowayville, Illinois.
He married his wife, Joyce, on October 3, 1953 and was just shy of 64 years of happiness together. Duane proudly served in the United States Army for two years and was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion.
Duane loved to work with his hands which was evident by his careers in ironwork, as a carpenter and finishing his working career at Badger Paper Mills. Duane loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and the Green Bay Packers, but his greatest love was his family. He was very proud of all his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His happiest times were spent with family and friends.
Duane is survived by his wife, Joyce; and his children, Sandy (Larry) Stokes and children, Erin, Amber and Laura; Sherry (Rich) Tibbits and children, Samantha, Breana and McKenzee; Donna (Randy) Kasten and children, Joe and Jon; Deanna Nast and children, Sara, Becki, Christa; Chuck (Kathy) Hawkins and children, Seth and Brady; and Cindy (Kevin) Johnson and children, Mitch and Jeslyn. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, Braden, Bo, Erica, Caleb, Derek, Ayla, Taylor, Olivia, Thomas and Kate; a sister, Pat; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Seth and Martha; a sister, Karma; and brothers, Seth, Jr. and Dean.
Friends may call at the Harmony United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Kevin Dembinski officiating.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Renaissance and Unity Hospice for their compassionate care of Duane.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home is assisting the family.

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Harmony United Methodist Church
N3949 County Road DD
Peshtigo, Wisconsin United States 54157
Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Harmony United Methodist Church
N3949 County Road DD
Peshtigo, Wisconsin United States 54157
Saturday, September 16, 2017
11:30 AM