OBITUARIES

HAWKINS

From "Brodhead paper" Brodhead, Wi.

Mrs. Hazel Hawkins, 77, died at 7:30 a.m. Wed., Dec. 29, in Withee Nursing Home after a long illness.

The former Hazel Marsh was born in Stephenson County, Illinois, Oct. 28, 1894, a daughter of Hammel and Lillian Haas Marsh. She was married March 8, 1911, in Monroe to Robert Hawkins. For many years she had worked at Fairbanks-Morse in Beloit. She moved from Spring Grove Township to Brodhead 40 years ago.

Surviving are three sons; Alerd, Arnold, Mo; Robert, Powell, Wyo.; Russell, Boulder, Colo.,; a daughter, Lillian, Los Altos, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Zenith Koepp, Brodhead; a brother, Ira Marsh, in Nebraska; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1943; a son Alton; four brothers, Jay, Arbor, Cleo and Albert; two sisters, Amma Pinnow and Avilla Zimmerman, and her parents.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, in the Newcomber Funeral Home of Brodhead. Rev. Amos Shimko of the United Methodist Church officiated. Mrs. Merritt Milks was organist. Pallbearers were: Donald Condon, Dean Peterson, John Trutman, Truman Olin, Forest Zimmerman and Ray Cronow.

Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.




Brodhead-Robert E. Hawkins, 55, a resident of Brodhead and vicinity until 15 years ago died Monday evening in the Evanston hospital, Evanston, Wyo. He had been in failing health the last eight years.

Mr. Hawkins was born Dec 3, 1887, in Avon township, Rock County, the son of Charles and Florence Kline Hawkins. On March 8, 1911, he married Hazel Marsh in Monroe and they made their home in Spring Grove township until 15 years ago when they moved to Esterbrook, Wyo.

As a boy of nine years of age, Mr. Hawkins was taken and raised by Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brobst, Brodhead. He was a farmer and rancher all his life.

Survivors include three sons, Sgt. Alerd Hawkins, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Sgt Russel Hawkins, who is with the paratroops over-seas and S/S Robert Hawkins, now Logan, Utah, Air Base training as a pilot after returning from the European area where he completed 50 missions as a gunner; a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Elkins, Huntington Park, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Waldron, Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Mable Foster Minneapolis, Minn.; and a half brother, Edward Munger (should be Mongan), Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son Alton, who was fatally injured in a automobile accident near Dickyville eight years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Newcomber funeral home, brodhead, the Rev. J. C. Robertson, Pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery.




From "Brodhead paper"

Dean Hawkins, 86, Albany, Wi., passed away Monday evening, June 11, at St. Clare Hospital, Monroe, where he had entered earlier in the day.

He was born in Spring Grove Township, Green County, Wi., September 9, 1897, the son of Judd and Lucille Newcomber Hawkins.

On Feb. 24, 1926, he married Laura Williams in Brodhead. She died May 31, 1936. On May 28, 1960 he married Alma Hagan Robertson in Warren, Ill. They farmed in the Brodhead-Albany area until 1942. He then worked for the Milwaukee Road Railroad until retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Alma, Albany; two daughters, Charlette Keahm, Monticello and Mrs. Wayne (NoraBelle) Nipple, Albany; one son, Donald Hawkins, Loves Park, Ill; two step-sons, Eben Robertson, Monroe and Martin Robertson, St. Petersburg, Fla.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Karen) Boyle, Janesville; one brother, Willie Hawkins, Whitewater; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ray and Charles; six sisters, Gertie Hawkins, Addie Riese, Amanda Carlson, Josie stocker, Bessie Schutt and Mae Maveus; one step-son, Kenneth Robertson.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at Newcomber Funeral Home, Monroe, with the Rev. Allan Schoonover, Pastor of the Albany Lutheran Church.




Brodhead paper:

Mrs. Laura Hawkins Passes at 26 Years

Mrs. Laura Hawkins, a resident of Broadhead at one time, passed away at her home north of Albany Sunday, May 31, at 4:30p.m., after an illness of five days. Her age was 26 years, five months, and 17 days.

Laura, the eldest daughter of Peter and Nellie King Williams, was born in Albany, Wis., Dec. 14, 1909, and came to Brodhead with her parents. She attended the school and received a diploma from the eight grade.

She was united in marriage to Dean Hawkins at Monroe, Wis., on Febr. 25, 1926. To them were born three children: Charlotte, age 9; Nora Belle, age 4; and Donal Dean, age 2 months. Besides her immediate family, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Williams, two sisters: Mrs. Ella Sabins of Albany, and Pearl, at home. Four brothers, Roy of Brodhead, Leo of Necedah, Paul and Arthur at home.

One brother, George, preceded her in death. Always a devoted wife and mother, she was ever thoughtful concerning her family.

She was a very good and helpful neighbor and loved all who knew her.

The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Everson funeral home, the Rev. J.W. Zimmerman officiating, and largely attended by sympathizing friends and neighbors. Burial was in the union cemetery. Pallbears were Alvin and Henry Peterson, Phillip Kank, Roy Lewis, Fred Blum and Marion Swann.




Brodhead paper

Roy Hawkins dies of Burns

Brodhead (special) The 81 year man, Ray Hawkins, who was severely burned April 12, died early this morning in St. Mary's Burn Center in Milwaukee. His condition had been critical since the accident, when his felt boots caught fire as he was burning grass. The flames spread to his clothing and he was severely burned from the waist down.

Patty Homb, a 17 year old Brodhead girl saw him engulfed in flames. She quickly took her coat from the car in a successful attempt to extinguish the flames.

An unidentified worker at a nearby construction project stayed with the severely burned man while the girl notified her mother, a registered nurse. Mrs. Raymond Homb then called for a doctor and the ambulance.

Mr. Hawkins was treated at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe and transferred that evening to the Burn Center.

Mr. Hawkins was married in 1905 to Carrie Stocker, who died March 28, 1964. Newcomber Funeral Home of Brodhead is in charge of arrangements.

Additional information from another obit, same paper:

Mr. Hawkins was a retired railroad worker. He was married in Rockford June 15, 1905 to Carrie Stocker. She died March 28, 1964. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Grace Hawkins, Brodhead, a son Franklin, Edgerton, two brothers, Dean, Monroe, and William, Janesville; three sisters, Mrs. Josie Stocker at Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Monroe, Mrs. Bessie Shutt, Monroe, and Mrs. May Deegan, WHitewater; two grandchildren, Herbert and Mrs. Gordan Gilbertson, both of Brodhead, and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m. in the Newcomber Funeral Home. Mrs. Merritt Milks and Jane were in charge of the son service. Pallbearers were: Herman Krattiger, Art Christensen, John Albert, Antone Benson, Lewis Knudson, DeVere Taylor and Emery Rote. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.




Brodhead paper

Omer Hawkins, 62, died Monday morning at 1:30 a.m. at a Green Co. hospital.

He had been in failing health for eight years. Born in Leona, Twp, IL. on June 24, 1905, he was the son of Herbert and Lula Robertson Hawkins. He was a farmer and in later years was a buttermaker at the Brodhead creamery. He retired due to failing health.

He was married April 26, 1930 to Grace Hawkins, in Rockford, IL. Mr. Hawkins is survived by his wife; one son, Herbert Hawkins, of Brodhead; a daughter, Mrs. Gordan (Jessie) Gilbertson, rural Brodhead; three grandchildren; four brothers, Jay Hawkins, Roscoe, IL., Orville, Brodhead, Harold, Albany, and Richard, Janesville; two sisters, Mrs. Henry (Nettie) Swenson, Brodhead, and Mrs. Wayne (Ellen) Jackson, Janesville.

Services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Newcomber Funeral Home. Rev. Paul J. Gibson of the Emmauel United Methodist Church, officiated.

Mrs. Keith Townsend and Mrs. M.D. Markham sang, "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross' accompanied by William Behrens at the organ. Pallbearers were: Ernie Torkelson, Ross Heath, Sidney Stair, Truman Olin, Ernest Schlagin and John Schultes. Burial in the Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead.




Brodhead paper

Frank C. Hawkins, age 78, Route 5, Edgerton, died Thursday, June 21, 1984 at the Edgerton Memorial Community Hospital.

He was born on February 23, 1906. A resident of Edgerton since 1935, Frank was a well driller and pump installer. Surviving are his friend Margie Clough; two stepchildren, Joe Pelikan and Doll Vink; a sister Grace Torkelson; a neice Jessie Gilbertson; and a nephew, Herbert Hawkins.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, 1984 at the Brunl-Nygard-Ward Funeral Home, with Father Wayne Turner, St. Piis X Catholic Church, Cambridge, officiating. Musical services were provided by Myrtle Ellefson, Organist. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead, WI.



Brodhead paper

Charles Hawkins, 58, dies at St. Clare.

Charles Hawkins, 58, of 1965 Wisconsin avenue, Beloit, a native of Spring Grove township, passed away at St. Clare hospital, Monroe, early Friday morning, Nov. 7, following a year's illness. He had been hospitalized one week. Mr. Hawkins was born in Spring Grove township Nov. 9, 1893, the son of Judd and Lucille Newcomber Hawkins. He attended rural schools there and was married to Helen Crawford of Beloit. They moved to Beloit 25 years ago where he has since been employed by the Beloit Lumber Company.

In addition to his wife, Helen, he is survived by a son, Raymond; two stepsons Alvin and Charles; three sisters, Mrs. Jacob Stocker, Juda, Mrs. Frank Wendlandt and Mrs. Elmer Maveus, both of Brodhead; three brothers, Ray and Dean of Brodhead, and William of Janesville. A daughter, Dorothy, preceded him in Death.

Services were held at 3 p.m. Monday in Rosman-Uehling-Kinzer chapel, Beloit, with the Rev. Wendell Boyer officiating. Interment was in the East Lawn Cemetery, Beloit.

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