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Dorothy M. Hawkins Aug. 31, 1920 - Feb. 2, 2013

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Dorothy M. Hawkins Aug. 31, 1920 - Feb. 2, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS - Dorothy M. Hawkins, 92, of Minneapolis, formerly of Willmar, died Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Jones-Harrison Care Center in Minneapolis. Her funeral will be 11:00 am, Saturday, February 9th at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 15600 Old Rockford Rd, Plymouth, MN, 55446. Burial will be 1:00 pm, Sunday, February 10th, in Tromso Cemetery, rural Lake Lillian. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Memorials are preferred. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar, www.hafh.org.

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Dorothy was born on August 31, 1920, the daughter of William and Ellen (Peterson) Wagner in Benson, Minnesota. After her family moved to rural Atwater in 1925, where they farmed, Dorothy attended country school, District 58 and Atwater High School.

On June 17, 1944, she was united in marriage to Willard Hawkins at her parents’ home. They farmed near Lake Lillian until 1980 when they moved into Willmar. Dorothy worked at Kindlehope for approximately 20 years as a Residential Care Assistant.

She was baptized in 1920 at the Episcopal Church in Benson and confirmed in 1933 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Willmar. While living on the farm, she was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Lillian. She was a member of the ladies aid for over 39 years and served as its President, participated in Bible studies, was a youth group advisor, Sunday school superintendent, taught Sunday school for over 25 years, and served as a National Convention Delegate. After moving into Willmar, she became a member of the Evangelical Free Church where she belonged to Super Seniors, White Cross, and another Bible study group.

Dorothy was not only dedicated to her family and church but also civically as she volunteered at Bethesda Pleasantview, Kandiyohi County Historical Society and was a school board member for District 777 for many years having served as its clerk and chair, and also PTA President for Atwater High School.

Surviving are her children, Sharon (and Carl) Hendrickson of Minneapolis; Janice (and Marty) Halvorson of Plymouth; Mary Jane (and Joel) Amundson of Maple Grove; Lois (and Allen) Barron of Minneapolis; Warren (and Jana) Hawkins of Plymouth; 10 grandchildren, Matthew (and Nailah) Hendrickson, Adam Hendrickson (and girlfriend, Jessica Barth), Jennifer Halvorson, Greg Halvorson, Kirsten (and Mark) Fahlin, Sarah Amundson, Stephanie (and Peter) Lindberg, Jessica (and Rob) Nygaard, Scott Hawkins and Lindsay Hawkins; 3 great grandchildren, Kayden Hendrickson, Tyler and Maren Fahlin.

Besides her parents and husband, Willard, on May 13, 2003; Dorothy was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Douglas and Roger Wagner and sister, Eleanor Peterson.

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