John Wesley Hawkins, age 77, of Hutchinson, formerly of Dassel, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, in Hutchinson.
He was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Kingsley, IA, the son of Lester and Oma (Gibbs) Hawkins. John grew up and received his education in Iowa, graduating from Kingsley High School.
He attended college in Ames, IA, where he studied agriculture.
John enlisted in the military, serving in the US Army.
After being in the Army, John lived in Minneapolis, and then moved to Dassel in 1971, where he resided until 1994, when he returned to Kingsley, IA, after retiring from Honeywell.
John enjoyed gardening, raising exotic birds, dancing, watching sports, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, Bryan (Nadine) Hawkins, Eric Hawkins, Tamara (Kelly) Cummings, all of Hutchinson, Carmen Hawkins of Minneapolis, and Harmony Hawkins of Hutchinson; grandchildren Sebastian, Logan, Sarah, JosLynn, Jazmine, Cody, Jariden, and Jordan; siblings Virginia McCall of Mountain Lake, James (Mary) Hawkins of Sioux City, IA, Thomas (Kathy) Hawkins of Fairborn, OH, and Donald (Rosie) Hawkins of Sioux City, IA; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Oma Hawkins; a son, Todd Hawkins; a brother, Robert Hawkins; the mother of his children, Joan Hawkins; and a nephew, Timothy McCall.
The funeral service took place Saturday, March 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Visitation was Friday, March 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield, and continued Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were by Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield; online guestbook at www.johnsonhagglund.com