THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joyce E. Hawkins
Issue Date: September 6, 2018
Joyce Elizabeth (Armstrong) Hawkins, 85, of Marinette, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 at Rennes Health Care Center-East in Peshtigo.
Born Jan. 11, 1933 in Marinette, to the late Harold and Gertrude Armstrong, she married the love of her life, her "John Wayne", Don Duane Hawkins on Oct. 3, 1953 at Harmony Methodist Church and he preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 2017.
A Registered Nurse, she worked at Bay Area Medical Center for all of her career in surgery and recovery. She eased the worries of patients, making them feel comfortable and touched many hearts and lives.
After retirement, she stayed active with the Hospital Auxiliary, serving as President for many years and was a volunteer for Respite Care and the Twin Counties Free Clinic.
She is survived by five children, Sandy (Larry) Stokes, Sherry (Rich) Tibbits, Donna (Randy) Kasten, Deanna Nast, Chuck (Kathy) Hawkins and Cindy (Kevin) Johnson; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lowell and Wayne; many nieces; nephews; friends and longtime friend, Joan Bantle.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don (Duane) Hawkins and five siblings, Theron, Harold, Lucille, Virginia and Frances.
Friends called at Harmony United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by the funeral services. Rev. Kevin Dembinski officiated with burial in Glenwood Memorial Gardens. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home of Marinette assisted the family with arrangements.