Larry Hawkinson, 79, Hoven, died Nov. 26, 2012 at the Faulkton Area Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 30 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Hoven, with Father Kevin Doyle, Celebrant. Military rites were performed by the Hoven Legion Post.
Larry Dean Hawkinson, son of Elsie L. (Nold) and Carl H. Hawkinson, was born Jan. 5, 1933 in Potter County. He attended Gettysburg High School. Larry married Virginia Schmidt on April 7, 1953 at Hoven. He served in the United States Army. In Potter County he farmed and worked as a truck driver.
Larry belonged to St. Anthony’s Church, John J. Peter’s American Legion Post No. 159, Hoven, and the Swan Lake Sportsman Club.
He is survived by his wife; five sons: Daniel (Jeanie) Hawkinson of Watertown, David (Tami) Hawkinson of Lenexa, Kansas, Dennis (JoLynn) Hawkinson and Dean (Kerrie) Hawkinson of Hoven, and Don (Jackie) Hawkinson of Bismarck, ND; one brother Jerry Hawkinson of Gettysburg; one sister Oleatha Goeke of Jefferson, GA; 16 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, one grandson, one great-grandson.
Lien Funeral Home, Bowdle, is in charge of arrangements.