Belva Hawkinson

Jan. 28, 1935 - Dec. 27, 2020

Belva Hawkinson, 85, of Gettysburg, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 at the Avera Oahe Manor, Gettysburg. 

Funeral Service was held Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gettysburg, with Pastor David Otten officiating. Burial is in the Gettysburg Cemetery. 

Belva D. Titze was born Jan. 28, 1935 at Gettysburg, SD to Bernard and Lottie (Paulson) Titze. She attended rural country school. 

Belva went to work for the Sale Barn Café. While working there she met the love of her life, Howard Hawkinson. They were married June 29, 1958 at Christ Lutheran Church in Lebanon. They made their home in Gettysburg, welcoming their first born in 1960. Belva became a fulltime mom with three more children following shortly after, leaving Belva’s hands and heart full. 

Belva enjoyed baking, collecting teapots from her aunts, gardening, working in her flower beds, crocheting, drinking tea, playing bingo, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. 

Belva’s life will be cherished by her children: Carl (Christine), Gettysburg, Della (Bruce) Schumacher, Gettysburg, Lyle (Holly), Brookings and Julie (Lonnie) Pederson, Oracle, AZ; eight grandchildren: Dana (Philip) Rush, Skot Schumacher, Beth and Ben Hawkinson, Brooke (Dan) Lusk, Anne Hillestad, Josiah and Jacob Severson; seven great grandchildren; brother, Delmar (Marilyn) Titze, Sioux Falls; sisters-in-law: Oleatha Goeke, Jefferson, GA and Virginia Hawkinson, Bowdle; and brother-in-law, Jerry Hawkinson. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard in 2009, parents; brothers-in-law, Robert Goeke, Robert Hawkinson, Larry Hawkinson, and Kenneth Armstrong; sisters-in-law: Pearl Armstrong and Lauris Hawkinson. 

Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Belva’s arrangements. ( 

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